[Homeroast] coffee in Australia

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 09:51:56 CST 2010


Very good question for us science and dirt guys.
JR

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:05 AM, BSGarley <bsgarley.public at gmail.com> wrote:

> Do they use overhead irrigation to force blooms? Or an undertree method?
>
> Bruce Garley
> Stillwater, MN
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> Zara,
> Very nice post. Thank you so much for your first hand field report of the
> coffee situation down below.
> I know coffee roasters in AU and they have a bit of a hard time getting
> coffee imported in a timely fashion that has not been damaged in transit
> out
> at sea or....
>  Many roasters in the AU prefer to roast from other growing regions than
> there own country. I did not have time to ask them their opinion of some of
> there own farms.
> Joseph
>
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM, Zara Haimo <zara at haimo.net> wrote:
>
> > I had 4 really good cups of coffee during the 2 weeks I was in Australia
> > this fall/their spring.  One cup was a macchiato at Mecca in Sydney -
> > outstanding small roaster and coffee house with a couple of locations in
> > town.  If you're in Sydney, that's the place to go if you don't have
> access
> > to homeroast.  Three cups were "short black" or espresso at Skybury
> coffee
> > farm which I visited my last day there.  "Long black" is what they call
> an
> > Americano.  One of the staff took me around the grounds - much of what I
> saw
> > was yellow catui if I spelled that right.  They irrigate because there
> isn't
> > much rainfall on the tablelands in northeastern Australia.  The farm is
> at
> > 500 meters or about 1650 feet and an hour's drive from Cairns in
> Queensland.
> >  They force simultaneous flowering and fruiting by withholding water for
> a
> > few weeks and then resuming irrigation.  High labor costs means that
> picking
> > is mechanized.
> >
> > I also spent a bit of time talking to the owner.  I thought the shots he
> > and his staff pulled for me were excellent with a long sweet finish that
> > lasted a couple of hours after I drove away, but he kept apologizing for
> > only having the dregs of the past year's production left.  He said the
> > European market takes all his best coffee and he sold out completely this
> > year.  He expects to have a bigger and better harvest in the next year as
> > the drought that has affected much of Australia for the last dozen years
> has
> > ended.  He's also adjusting his processing techniques to bring out more
> of
> > the sweetness and said the coming year should be his best ever.  I had
> > planned to bring some greens home, but he is going to send me some of the
> > new crop when it comes in this summer.
> >
> > I've posted some photos from Skybury at
> > http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=244880&id=557478721&l=f779fbdd0d
> > In addition to coffee, they also grow a variety of fruit including
> mangos,
> > papayas, longons, and bananas.  Note the kangaroos and wallabees grazing
> on
> > the grass at dusk.
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