Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coffee High & Low

Interesting to see this story in the Cairns Post reporting a good coffee harvest on the Tableland.
"COFFEE producers on the Tableland are expecting an excellent crop due to ideal growing conditions earlier in the year."
"Both Skybury and Jaques have planted a large number of new trees in recent years which will start to produce coffee beans in commercial quantities from next year."
The explosion of coffee culture in recent years extends the importance of the Far North coffee industry well beyond agriculture as a key component of the growing food tourism sector. Coffee is second only to oil as the most traded commmodity in the world by value. However, global coffee prices have been falling recently after a strong run in previous years.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I wonder if we can harvest coffee economically in Australia given our high labour costs.