Episode 30 on Monday the 8th of June 2009 Australian Skybury

After a while out of the range, another old favourite returns, with this, one of the first exotic coffees we ever stocked. Australia is a very new region to growing coffee and it has many unique problems when compared with traditional growing origins. Skyberry, as it's sometimes referred to, is grown in Atherton Tablelands above Cairns in Far North Queensland. The farm, which produces around 150 tonnes a year, is run by just 8 people! So you can guess, the process is quite mechanised, but this is to keep labour costs down which are much higher in Australia than in most coffee growing areas.

Don't be put off by the way the beans look. There are some broken ones, and others of different screen sizes, but we judge coffee purely on the taste, and this is a very good, consistent coffee.

Just as in previous years, it is very smooth in the cup, balanced with rich flavour and a full body. It has great buttery tones. Skybury reminds me very much of Jamaican Blue Mountain, but at a fraction of the price.


  • 8 June 2009, 1:16 pm

    Jaanus says:

    Lovely as always, entertaining to watch.
    Btw, how come the cups change positions during the extraction? ;)
    Don`t mind me, used to do some continuity checking for short films..

    again, a wonderful thing, keep em coming.


  • 8 June 2009, 1:38 pm

    Terrible get the professionals in ;-)

    Cute coffee?

  • 8 June 2009, 1:51 pm

    Yes sorry about the continuity error :) I filmed it but managed to knock the camera out of focus so had to re shoot it after filming, you guys wont let me get out of anything. :)

  • 8 June 2009, 2:06 pm

    Dave A says:

    Very interesting, particularly liked the twirl when looking for the milk jug :-)

    Getting tempted on the subscription, but I don’t think I’d get through that much coffee – you’ll have to do a monthly version!


  • 8 June 2009, 2:13 pm

    No monthly one yet Dave but will see how this goes first and think how we may do it.

  • 8 June 2009, 11:15 pm

    Simon/~Flibster says:

    Great video. :)

    Personally, I love this coffee. It’s my normal morning americano.

    Have to agree with Dave A, I’m the only one who drinks coffee in the flat, so weekly would have me bouncing off the ceiling. ;)

    I already have one of the monthly subscriptions. Was a great christmas present. :D

    Could be worth going for the weekly though.

  • 9 June 2009, 8:33 am

    Nah, I wasn’t talking about the quality of the video I was talking about the attempt of you trying to make yourself a cup of coffee reminds me of the first couple of episodes good fun :-)

  • 9 June 2009, 5:38 pm

    Guppy says:

    Hey Steve,
    Just wanted to start by saying how thankful I am for your love of coffee!!

    I have been watching your In My Mug episodes for a few weeks now and I’m saving up so I can subscribe.

    I find myself boring my family with coffee talk so it’s great that I can keep the coffee geek in me happy and thanks to you, my passion for Coffee has be re-ignited.

    Keep up the good work!


    P.S. If you ever need ANY help (or a barista for your videos – no offence!!!) then im about a 15 minute drive away!!

  • 11 June 2009, 3:23 pm

    Jani says:

    I came to see what’s inmymug to get new ideas to accompany my favorite coffee. What a coincidence: My favorite coffee inmymug!

    Though with a sample of one bag, I think the crop from last year was tiny bit better to my taste. On the other hand, one should not draw conclusions from one bag. I’ll definately order more!

  • 12 June 2009, 1:41 am

    haha excellent!

    Thanks Stephen.
    happy to see the mugs come out!

    I’m in Mineeapolis, MN.
    Dunn Bros is all through the Midwest.
    about 100 stores.
    similar to Peets I hear.

    The multiple camera angles worked out great!
    it’d be lovely to get a shot of your latte art to see if it actually is rubish like you always say.

    These just keep getting more and more fine tuned and professional looking!
    really enjoy it!

    -Keith Mrotek

    p.s. I would subscribe, but the shipping would be killer. or it would get here in three weeks and no-one likes that..

  • 19 June 2009, 9:38 pm

    SteveA says:

    Love the t-shirt !!!!! And you didn’t mention it once …

  • 20 June 2009, 7:58 pm

    Damon says:

    Great coffee this one. I listened, rather than watched this episode of in-my-mug because of your cruel t-shirt!! My tears have only just stopped!!

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