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Growing Australian Coffee

Located on the top of the Great Dividing Range, approximately 520 metres (1706 feet) above sea level, Skybury has well drained soil, no frost and an annual rainfall of around 800mm per year. This provides the ideal climate for growing our Bourbon variety of Arabica coffee.

Every year in October, Skybury’s 90,000 coffee trees spectacularly flower. Skybury can synchronise this by controlling irrigation.The flowers’ perfume is likened to the heady scent of jasmine.

A cherry (which will eventually contain the coffee beans) will start to grow on the tree after it has flowered. At harvest time, these cherries are red and sweet, and can be eaten straight from the tree.