Wirui Estate

Origin House at Wirui Estate opens for home stays

Ever wanted to experience life on a coffee farm? Now you can, and you don’t have to leave the country. Origin House at Wirui Estate, the home of Zeta’s Coffee in the Tweed Hinterland in New South Wales, is now available for bookings.
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Project Origin gives back to farmers

Project Origin is working with coffee farmers in Nicaragua to promote social sustainability by asking producers “what can we do to help?” Sasa Sestic, Founder of green bean trader Project Origin, has been working closely on a farm called El Árbol in, Dipilto, Nicaragua with co-owners Tim Willems and Claudia Lovo for more than three years to improve its coffee and the livelihood of the farming community.  Read More
Australian Subtropical Coffee Association

Australian Subtropical Coffee Association on shaping the future

Overcoming data free observations on Australia’s coffee production was a big hurdle in the early days.  Research in the subtropics during the 1980s and 1990s was challenged by such beliefs that coffee “must have shade to produce high quality” that “hand-picked coffee is better quality than machine harvested coffee”, or that “high altitude is required to grow the best quality coffee”.
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Uganda

Unlimited potential of Uganda

When people ask: “How was your origin trip?” I struggle to find the right words to capture everything and do the country justice.  However, if I had to summarise Uganda in just one word, it would be “industriousness”. Kampala, the country’s capital and largest city, buzzes with insane motorcycle taxis that operate on adrenaline and blind luck. Main roads are lined on both sides by a myriad of small businesses selling everything from luscious fruits to massive bedsteads and intricate wooden coffins. In some areas it’s a contrast between sophisticated restaurants and people living in corrugated iron shacks tens of metres away. Outside the cities and towns, the pace is slower but it felt like everyone was doing something or going somewhere.
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Australian coffee farms

Home grown: The revival of Australian coffee farms

Australian coffee farms have a vibrant history, and are experiencing a revival, with many roasters developing an appreciation for locally grown beans. Ask many people in the industry where coffee was discovered and chances are they’ll tell you an intriguing story about Kaldi and the Ethiopian heritage. Ask where or when it was discovered in Australia and you’ll hear a number of different stories.
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