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Ten Reasons to Grow and Drink Australian Grown Coffee

AgriFutures Australia

Australian Grown Coffee Association

The cooler climate of Australia’s subtropical latitudes provides a longer ripening season which brings out distinctive sweet fruit notes and chocolatey flavour, while the high altitude of Far North QLD produces delicious, nutty, and biscuity notes.

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World Coffee Research
Arabica Varieties Catalogue

Living Document

There are dozens of widely cultivated Arabica coffee varieties around the world, and each is unique in its performance and adaptation to local conditions. This catalog brings urgently needed information to coffee farmers to help them decide which coffee is best for their situation.


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Australian Subtropical Coffee Association
Coffee Grower's Manual


The definitive coffee growing manual for Australian conditions.  Contains best practices and possible pitfalls of growing coffee in the subtropical climate along Australia’s eastern seaboard. Uses expert knowledge of lead author David Peasely plus the practical experiences of various coffee farming contributors.

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AgriFuture's Strategic RD&E Plan for the Australian Coffee Industry



AgriFuture's strategic RD&E plan detailing specific recommendations for future investment to support the long-term growth and competitive advantage of the Australian coffee industry.


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World Coffee Research
Coffee Varieties Poster

This poster represents the lineage and relatedness of different coffee varieties included in the World Coffee Research Coffee Varieties Catalog, which profiles over 100 coffee varieties from the two species of cof­fee plants that are in wide cultivation globally—Coffea arabica (C. arabica, known as arabica), and Coffea canephora (C. canephora, known as robusta). 

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The Effect of Coffee Cherry Maturity on Taste



Each stage of coffee cherry maturity affects taste of the final product. Developing appropriate harvesting management strategies can help optimise coffee flavour. Peasley (2010).


Developing Irrigation Strategies for Gowing Sub-Tropical Coffee



Rainfall variability makes sub-tropical coffee susceptible to over bearing and subsequent die back. An appropriate irrigation plan can assist achieve high quality production with minimum environmental impact.

Peasley & Rolfe (2003).

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Nutrition Strategies for Growing Sub-Tropical Coffee



This project investigated the optimum fertiliser regime for the growth and production of Arabica coffee grown under Australian sub-tropical conditions.

Bayley et al. (2010).

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Subtropical Coffee Conference & Industry Strategy 2010 - 2014


This project, led by David Peasley, provided the blueprint for the future development of the Australian subtropical coffee industry between 2010 - 2014.

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Australian Coffee Biosecurity Brochure



Information on biosecurity measures for coffee growers, green bean importers, roasters and visitors to Australian coffee farms.

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