What sets us apart...
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Our boutique roastery was established in 2008 and is located in the Pekerau Hill Country that overlooks Doubtless Bay. The roastery currently services several Far North cafes as well as our own mobile coffee outlet at the local Farmers' Markets. In 2012 we started to experiment with growing several, different varietals of coffee, of which only one, the Bourbon Pointu (Arabica var Laurina), is now a proven varietal with a consistent, annual beanset of 60 - 90 %.
Ideally coffee plants like temperatures 15–30 degrees, a rainfall average of 1500 to 2500 mm a year and humidity of around 70–90%. Most Arabica coffee is grown in the tropics in higher altitudes, however, our maritime sub-tropical climate here is the equivalent of these conditions. Coffee plants there are grown under canopy to ensure enough humidity, but our humidity here means we don’t need canopy. Since the average rainfall in the Far North has dropped dramatically over the past few years, we have now set up irrigation, which will help with the size of bean and volume of crop.