Location: Mareeba, Far North Queensland
Elevation: 500m above sea level
In the cup: Chocolate and marzipan
Skybury is a coffee farm based in far north Queensland. It also produces bananas and papaya.
They describe their washing process this way:
‘The system combines speed and control to create the perfect cup and they are able to process coffees from field to dry and stabilised in one hour (this typically takes three days.) They do, however, extend by choice certain aspects of the process to highlight different tastes.
By leaving a small amount of the mucilage on the beans by interrupting the fermentation process, followed by a high-speed wash, Skybury has been able to lock in flavour, while still allowing the bean to absorb the remaining mucilage.’