Living a dream - coffee beans

  • Land use evaluation
  • Science of coffee manufacture 
  • A life story
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.
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