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Growing Coffee Beans

Following a dream of living on a coffee plantation a young man and his wife planted 700 coffee beans on a two and half hectare property in Pekerau Hills in Northland.

There were difficulties early on but these were overcome after a visit to a coffee festival in New Calendonia and learning of a particular species of coffee tree best suited to Northland conditions. Their beans are now sold throughout NZ and overseas.

Activities on offer:

- Land use evaluation
- Science of coffee manufacture
- A life story
- Living a dream
- Rewards from hard work
- Coffee bean tree growing
- Coffee bean sales and marketing


Lake Ohia 0483, New Zealand

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