Keen to slurp an aromatic brew while learning the inner workings of the coffee-making process?
Then you need to try these epic Australian coffee experiences. From crop-to-cup plantation tastings to caffeine-fuelled walking tours, these six experiences will put a pep in your step.
Zentveld’s Crop-to-Cup Tours (Byron)
Australia’s leading local coffee grower opens its Roastery doors with a unique crop-to-cup tasting and tour. Explore the sprawling Byron Hinterland coffee farm on foot. Bean-growing gurus will outline their agricultural process and sustainable practices as you roam.
The tour concludes with an authentic zero-kilometre tasting session—a novelty in Australia. Sip tasty brews made from freshly-plucked beans while peering over the scenic hinterland plantation.
Found your new favourite beans? Grab a big bag to take back home.
Zest Coffee Sensory Flight Experience (Melbourne)
From a small Melbourne studio, this speciality roaster offers a winery-style tasting session. Sip exotic offerings from the extensive menu and learn the story behind each exceptional brew.
The immersive experience spans plantation history to varietals and terroir to production techniques. Leave adequately caffeinated and with a newfound appreciation for the coffee-growing process.
Yahava Koffee Safari (Perth)
Over in Western Australia, this Margaret River roaster runs a coffee appreciation tour of Perth’s top inner-city cafes. The 90-minute caffeine-fuelled foray bounces between famous local roasters. Naturally, you’ll sample tasty brews and decadent chocolates along the way.
The best bit? You get to roast your own batch of beans and take them home as a drinkable souvenir.
Silva Coffee Tasting Flights (Yarra Valley)
Nestled in the Yarra Valley, this boutique roaster does tasting flights for discerning Melbournites. Fuel your day-trip meandering with a triple sampling of their freshly-roasted wares.
Tasters can compare notes and learn about the people and stories behind each aromatic cup. Grab a seat outside for alfresco sips and munch on one of their decadent artisanal pastries.
Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour (Melbourne)
What better place than Melbourne to sign-up for a coffee-swilling walking tour?
Run by a renowned food and beverage-focused walking tour company, this three-hour jaunt takes in four of the city’s top roasters. Sample a broad selection of exotic varieties and learn the art behind brewing the ultimate drop. Your expert guides will dish out insightful tidbits about Melbourne’s world-famous café scene.
Skybury Plantation Tour (Mareeba)
In a scenic Far North Queensland plantation, Skybury built Australia’s first coffee plantation visitor centre. Embark on a one-hour tour of the farm as you learn about production from a passionate local guide.
Punters hear coffee-related insights, from origins to life cycles and farming techniques. To round off the tour, you’ll admire the harvesters up close and see inside their sizeable processing plant.
Keen to quaff Skybury’s aromatic wares? The grower offers an authentic crop-to-cup tasting experience in their purpose-built coffee lab.
Savour Australian Coffee Experiences with Kiff & Culture
We love a good brew. And we’d love to share our region’s top crop-to-cup producers with you.
On our Byron Hinterland Paddock-to-Plate tour, we sip freshly-plucked cups at Zentveld’s Coffee Farm & Roastery.
Treat yourself to gourmet gastronomy and locally-grown coffee in the beautiful Byron Hinterlands. Your tastebuds will thank you.