Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Visiting coffee plantations overseas etc

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    235

    Visiting coffee plantations overseas etc

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Ellew,

    I thought Id start a thread on any ones coffee travels overseas?

    The main thing I wanted to ask around is, are there any plantations IN (not in near-by countries) malaysia that anyone knows of?? My father is in Penang at the moment and if theres anything decent over there I might ask him to try and get a hold of some greens and post them over.

    Does customs do anything freaky if I wanted to have someone post me green beans from overseas? Do they even let the greens come through normal postage processes? I just thought they might be suss on it since its an organic seed etc..

    Anyway let me know what yas reckon.
    Rolley

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    791

    Re: Visiting coffee plantations overseas etc

    Just found this on the web regarding the importing of Green Coffee Beans. *Did not go thorugh it completely as it looks like it wouild put me to sleep reading it but it may contain the information you are seeking.

    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_casecontent.asp?LogSessionID=1824982&Types=none &WhichQuery=Go+to+full+text&intCommodityId=896&int NodeId=8123151&intSearch=1

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    178

    Re: Visiting coffee plantations overseas etc

    hi rolley,

    i grew up in malaysia (coincedentally in the state of Penang). i havent heard of any coffee plantations there though. i may be wrong. if there were possible plantations, i would think it would be in higher altitudes like genting near kuala lumpur, cameroon highlands or east malaysia (north borneo).

    i read somewhere also that there are some plantations near existing rubber plantations but dont grow arabica, but rather liberica plants. the quality coffee isnt big in malaysia (yet), though i suspect they will catch up in the future seeing as big US coffee shops have been introduced serving espresso and other brewed coffee...


  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    235

    Re: Visiting coffee plantations overseas etc

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Ah cool thanks for that, well Ive learnt something - you cant post in any green beans ..unless you might be willing for them to "treat" them and pay extra for release.
    http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/mail/cant-mail

    Only commercial importers can bring greens in, and only with permits etc.

    Ah well.. Twas a good idea!


    So has anyone done any interesting coffee stuff overseas? I saw on get away in Thailand you can just stop in at a plantation and help pick beans etc... heh.. it was interesting..

    R



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17th April 2011, 09:53 PM
  2. Kona coffee - visiting the source
    By fatboy_1999 in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26th April 2007, 03:45 PM
  3. Coffee Plantations in Cairns/Mareeba
    By Burlof in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th August 2006, 12:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •