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Atherton Tablelands, Australia, Australian Skybury Coffee, papaya, Skybury Tropical Plantation - | Written by Janice Spencer

Australian Skybury Coffee – A Taste of Heaven from Down Under logoAustralian Skybury Coffee is a deliciously smooth and full-bodied coffee, grown on the Skybury Tropical Plantation, a family run business that has been producing coffee over the past thirty years. This award-winning plantation is located near Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, a lush plateau situated in the highlands above Cairns, Queensland. Tourists travelling through the area can enjoy the breathtaking views, and visit national parks with areas of tropical rainforest, volcanic lakes and spectacular waterfalls. It is home to a wide assortment of wildlife, including duck-billed platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoot, and over 300 species of birds.

The Skybury Coffee Plantation is Australia's main exporter of coffee, and the country's oldest plantation. The cooler climate in this region of Australia, with its warm summers and mild winters, is ideal for coffee cultivation. Skybury Coffee is made from high quality Arabica coffee beans, and cultivated at lower altitudes than is usual for such beans. The innovative production methods and sophisticated processing facilities used at Skybury mean coffee can take as little as one hour to be processed from the field to its dry form. The plantation is committed to sustainable farming practices, and organic fertilisers are used whenever possible. Skybury is also known for the very sweet and aromatic red papayas that are grown there.

The characteristics of this gourmet coffee are of subtle toasty flavours of pistachios and almonds, with a delicious chocolatey sweetness, due in part to the small amount of mucilage left on the beans that caramelises when they are roasted. It has a wonderful rich flavour and aroma, without bitterness. Australian Skybury Coffee is well suited for cafetière and filter machines, and perfect for the flat white coffee, the espresso-based drink that is believed to have been invented 'down under', although controversy still exists as to whether it actually originated in Australia or New Zealand. However you decide to brew Australian Skybury Coffee, you are sure to find this mellow and sophisticated drink to be an absolute delight.

Australian Skybury Coffee is just one of over 100 wonderful coffees from around the world that can deliver directly to your door. We roast to order, so your coffee will always arrive in the freshest condition possible, and offer a range of grind options as well as whole beans.