Did you know…
When we think of coffee growers, we tend to think of the traditional countries – Brazil, Sumatra, Indonesia, parts of Central Africa etc.
However, Australia, also has a growing coffee industry!
Coffee farmers in parts of Queensland benefit from their geographical position on the edge of the “coffee belt” to grow quality product, and have done well lately, largely due to the drought in Brazil – which has made buyers look elsewhere, and pushed prices up by as much as 9%!
However, those Aussis who think that they will soon be enjoying a brew of the home gown stuff, no such luck. The vast majority of Australian coffee lands in in Europe.
Where to store your coffee.
It is a common misconception that coffee, especially the beans, are best stored in the freezer.
However, coffee beans are porous, so this is not a good idea at all. You run the risk of loosing some of the flavour, but you also risk the beans absorbing other unwelcome odours from your freezer or fridge.
The best place to store your coffee is in a cool, dry place – and in a sealed container. This will give you the best results!
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