- About Us
Rich volcanic soil and a unique micro-climate nurtures our coffee. All our coffee, roasted or green, is sourced from our own farm.
Mountain Top Estate is located in the mountains above Nimbin in Northern NSW. Our coffee has unique qualities owing to our low latitude, rich volcanic soil types and topography. Coffee grown in our region is typically Kenyan (K7) arabica which is renowned for its sweetness, chocolate notes and abundant fruitiness. These qualities are enhanced via the slow ripening of our low latitude region, comparing with high altitude grown coffee in many respects, which also has slow ripening crops. With this 100% Arabica K7 variety we produce specialty grade coffee that has gained fame worldwide. Our micro lot coffee has been used by several World Barista Championship contestants and used by Tim Wendleboe in winning the World Barista Championship in 2005.
Our high quality specialty grade green bean is available worldwide. Historical sales have gone to Japan, France, England, USA with repeat sales to customers. Contact us for bulk sales and pricing.
Very smooth, with mild acidity and marvellous complexity our Bin 478, derived from our washed lots, is roasted to a medium/city roast level, which makes it suitable across most brewing methods, especially espresso and plunger. Its sweetness and citrus qualities also makes it particularly favourable for cold drip.
Our Bundja, derived mostly from our natural lots, is less complex and nuanced than the washed bin 478 but it has a powerful fruit punch and a good body. Very sweet as well. Ideal for milk based servings. The cafes we supply favour it.
*Washed bean is bean that has the skin removed as soon as it is picked, natural coffee is bean allowed to have the skin dry around it whilst still on the tree. The seed thus soaks up the sugars from the fruit as well as the raisin like flavours.