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Home-grown history

Y “You grow coffee in Australia?” I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve been asked this question.

For the record, yes, we do. The first coffee seed arrived with the First Fleet around 1788, but it did not survive in the harsh climate of Port Jackson in Sydney Harbour. However, there were many efforts to establish coffee in the warmer climates of the northern rivers of New

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