Jack Murat Coffee is a family business dedicated to growing, roasting, and sharing some of Australia's finest coffee. Located in tropical far north Queensland the Murat family nurture their crop from seedlings, and all the coffee is processed on the farm in Mareeba.
About the Murats:
In 1929 Hymet Murat, known as "Jack" arrived in Australia, at just 16 years old. He earned a living chopping wood but always dreamed of bigger things. It was in the tropical sun-drenched fields of Mareeba where he and other migrant workers sowed the seeds of the tobacco industry and began the family tradition of working on the land, eventually buying his own farm.
Today the tobacco is long gone, but almost 90 years later his descendants remain growing a new crop, some of Australia‚Äôs fines Arabica, known as Jack Murat Coffee.
Farm: Jack Murat Coffee
Location: Mareeba, QLD, Australia
Altitude: 400 to 700 m.a.s.l
Annual rainfall: 830mm Irrigation is also involved.
Variety: Catuai Rojo, a cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra
Cupping notes: Caramel, toffee, and dried fruit