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    Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

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    Has anyone been to any of them? There seem quite a few, would rather just visit one than several. Id like one that does coffee tasting where you can taste a little of several varieties. Also interested in plantation tours. Appreciate any information from anyone whos been to them and costs involved.


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    Re: Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

    Skybury and their new coffee centre would have to be a must visit....

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    Re: Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

    I have relatives in Atherton and every time we visit we have a trip out to the North Queensland Gold plantation near Marreba on the road to Dimbula. It is run by an Italian family who make great coffee and are happy to show you around, it is pretty rustic compared to some of the others in the area and i think they only have 1 variety of coffee. The Coffee Works in Mareeba is also worth a visit.

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    Re: Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

    Hi LMC,

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs [smiley=thumbsup.gif].... the home of passionate coffee imbibers ;D.

    I can second Semajs... Welcome too Semaj [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]... recommendation of the Coffee Works at Mareeba. Ive dealt with them quite a bit before I became aware of our very own CoffeeSnobs and found them to be always very helpful and courteous. They also provide tours of their operation which includes the plantation, the processing plant and their roastery so you get a chance to view the whole business from tree to cup.

    Of course, whilst Im all for everything Australian, I have found that most Ozzy beans Ive tried to be very mild and subtle in flavour, with no particular prominence at all..... but thats just me and I must admit to loving beans with plenty of flavour, punch and prominent qualities. Best way is try out as many different varieties as you can and find what suits your palate the most. Its a great journey for sure......

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    Re: Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

    Hi Im back. Well it was a toss up between Skybury & Coffee Works and Coffee Works won simply for location, right in the centre of town and as we were running late, right on lunch it just worked out well and was well worth it. Actually Cairns is one expensive place to do things, the Coffee Works tasting tour was the best value $9 I spent my whole holiday I had a laugh.

    They have a lovely cafe there which serves beautiful reasonably priced food. Vegetarian included which keeps me happy. It was just me and my daughter this day and for $24 I got lunch, drinks, coffee tasting and coffee tour. Bargain or what?

    The only thing I was disapointed about was I thought the tour would be a working tour, as in take you around the planatation/factory and give you an insight but rather it was more a talk on how it all happened so you didnt leave the main showroom area/cafe but it was still good, especially when we got to the liqueur & Chocolate tasting because they are now also Chocolate Works aswell as Coffee Works and the chocolate tasting was VERY generous. About 15 different varieties and plentifiul for seconds or thirds or ....! And that Liqueur ------- yummo. Wish I could of bought some back with me. Wonder if you can buy coffee liqueur readily - anyone know of a good brand ?

    Anyway it was good, they give you a small cup for the tasting which you can do at your leisure throughout the whole time you are there. There is about 25 thermous type things, sugars, milks etc all set up ready to go.

    Mal, maybe they used to do the plantation/processing/roastery tours but they dont anymore. Like I said it was just a talk /demonstration in the showroom. As with most things these days ... insurance insurance insurance -- who knows.




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    Re: Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikeMyCoffee link=1152103656/0#4 date=1154756130
    Mal, maybe they used to do the plantation/processing/roastery tours but they dont anymore. Like I said it was just a talk /demonstration in the showroom. As with most things these days ... insurance insurance insurance -- who knows.
    Yep,

    You could be right there :(. It was about ten or eleven years ago that I did the tour on my way through from New Guinea. Was very interesting and laid back, but no doubt as you say, the public liability monster has probably bitten >:(. Bit of a shame,

    Mal.



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