Discover the story behind Chamarel’s small batch coffee
We may be known as a tea producing nation, but that’s not to say we can’t produce excellent coffee too, albeit in very small batch quantities. In fact, the coffee bushes of Chamarel were introduced by French settlers more than two centuries ago, and the plants now yield a daily harvest in excess of 100 kilos, aided by the beneficial Chamarel climate.
The story of Chamarel’s coffee is told in the Beachcomber Magazine, from the earliest days of agricultural experimentation in the late 1700s to the small-scale production that continues today.
Find out more about this highly-reputed part of our local food industry in Beachcomber’s new feature On the ‘route du café’.