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Topic: Norfolk Island Coffee (3 msgs / 48 lines)
1) From: Dan Bollinger
I read that Norfolk Island, home of the Norfolk Island Pine tree, has
planted coffee trees and coffee is the newest export.  The trees are a
hybrid developed just for them.  Obviously the altitude is near sea level
and the latitude is about -28
Normally, coffee is grown in two geographical regions:
1. The subtropical regions, at 1800-3600 feet altitudes and latitudes of
16-24 or,
2.Equatorial regions at latitudes lower than 10 and altitudes of 3600-6300
feet
Obviously, Norfolk Island is outside both regions.
I can't help but think that this coffee's taste is more the result of
marketing than actual cuppings.  Has anyone tasted any Norfolk Island
coffee?http://norfolkcoffeehouse.nf/Dan
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2) From: Charlie Herlihy
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There's no way to know for sure without actually trying it, but I don't like the sound  of "highest yielding arabica types" and even less  "mechanical harvesting"  Mechanical planting, full sun, low elevation...  Sounds  an industrial comodity more than a gourmet treat. With gourmet prices.  You never know, though, eh?
Charlie
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3) From: Mike McGinness
Never heard of it let alone had it and see their website doesn't offer
greens. I shot them an email inquiring about greens. I'll let the list know
their reply. If I'm able I'll be getting some greens to try.
MM;-)
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