Australian Coffee Centre and Skybury Plantation

Posted in Local Attractions @ Feb 24th 2013 12:12pm - By administrator
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At the Australian Coffee Centre and Skybury Plantation, coffee lovers are in for a real treat. Take a tour of lush Skybury Plantation and learn the secrets of coffee-making. Taste the finest Australian coffee and enjoy a gourmet lunch in the large open restaurant overlooking the stunning plantation. This unique attraction is a thrill for the senses.

The Australian Coffee Centre is located on the Cairns Highlands, and perched atop Skybury Coffee Plantation. Visitors at the centre get to taste world class Arabica coffee. The interior of the Australian Coffee Centre boasts of a 140 seat gourmet restaurant, licensed bar, coffee laboratory, gift shop, and coffee cinema.

The gourmet restaurant serves morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. Enjoy a meal with a view as the Australian Coffee Centre, a unique timber structure constructed atop a granite outcrop, overlooks the Skybury Coffee Plantation and the picturesque Australian countryside.

Skybury Plantation is said to be the oldest and largest plantation in Australia.  The best way to explore Skybury is by taking a fully escorted tour of the coffee plantation. Day tours are available departing from Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Port Douglas.

Join expert tour guides in a tour which takes approximately one hour. Find out why the Mareeba area provides excellent growing conditions for some of the finest coffee. Returning to the coffee centre, see a working dry processing plant. Learn how dried coffee is processed, graded and bagged, ready to be exported worldwide to the UK, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and all over Australia.

Enjoy coffee tasting or ‘cupping’ in the coffee lab. Through chosen samples, you will taste how different processes produce a variety of coffee flavours. You may even learn some of the skills of the coffee barista and find out how to make delicious cups of coffee.

The tour wraps up with a film viewing of the ‘Coffee Dreams’ movie. The movie is about the history of the region and the Skybury Plantation.

Take the complete Skybury Package which includes Plantation Tour, lunch at the gourmet restaurant, beer or other beverages, coffee, cappuccino ice cream, and a $5 voucher redeemable at the gift shop.

The Australian Coffee Centre and Skybury Plantation is an hour away from our Cairns Holiday Accommodation. Take this wonderful coffee adventure.

For more details, visit www.skybury.com.au

Image Source: Skybury The Australian Coffee Centre
 

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