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  • Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

    Has anyone tried this coffee (http://www.skybury.com.au).
    I just got their order form/price list - $32/kg for roasted beans, $30 for 1.5kg green beans. $9.70 postage for up to 2kg.

    Its made in Mareeba, QLD - of course the show gave it the thumbs-up, but I wondered if anybody has tried it?

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    Re: Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

    I seem to remember it being quite disappointing, especially in comparison with the mountain top stuff and the coast peaberry. That said, that might have been limited to last years crop.

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    • #3
      Re: Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

      The biggest gotcha with the local coffee is that at $20/kg for green beans its pretty a pretty poor quality/price ratio compared to some of the excellent beans we get for half that price (and less!)

      As a rule of thumb, taking all the grading and quality variables into account the local stuff is about 4 times more expensive than a similar bean from any of the traditional coffee regions.

      Labour pricing is the biggest hurdle here (same struggle as the clothing and footwear industries suffer from) and Skybury have countered that to an extent by mechanical harvesting and sorting... which sadly is quite second rate to hand picked, sorted and graded beans.

      Having said that I do agree that the local industry does need some support and we will put some Aussie beans up in the BeanBay one day so that those that want to try them can.

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        Re: Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

        Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1156818322/0#2 date=1156859729
        Having said that I do agree that the local industry does need some support and we will put some Aussie beans up in the BeanBay one day so that those that want to try them can.
        Could we get MT or Coast, rather than Skybury ;P

        Thaaaaaaaankyou Andy,

        Luca

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        • #5
          Re: Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

          MT is the target ;-)

          stay tuned to this bat channel.

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          • #6
            Re: Skybury Coffee (as seen on The Great Outdoors)

            I recently had a Coast Peabury from St.Ali that was unexpectedly decent as a SO espresso. Showed character through milk too.

            The beans Ive tried from MTop were stale, would be keen to get some to taste freshly roasted - to see if I should believe the hype :P

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