With a history dating back nearly 30 years, Coffee Works has played a key role in pioneering the Australian coffee industry while carving out a reputation for itself as a quality boutique roastery.
What started out as a passion, with owners Annie and Rob Webber selling their roasted coffee at the Cairns establishment of Rusty’s Markets, has since developed into a thriving business showcasing Australian coffee to more than 150,000 visitors annually through its four stores in Mareeba, Port Douglas, Cairns, and Townsville. And it’s not just about coffee, having built its chocolaterie business, Coffee Works sells more than 50 flavours of fine, handcrafted chocolates, some with a tropical twist; think dried mango and pineapple dipped in dark or milk chocolate. Coffee Works also produces chocolate and coffee liqueurs, and offers a selection of rare teas grown in local plantations.
Whether it’s Columbian, Javan, Sumatran, or even Australian beans – grown in the highlands of Tropical North Queensland – you can bet Coffee Works will have the blend for your espresso, filter, or plunger coffee.
If you’re visiting the Atherton Tablelands, be sure to stop by Coffee World at Mareeba. With all-day tastings of coffee, tea, chocolate and liqueur – plus a chance to pop into its chocolaterie, browse the gift store, or have a bite to eat at the café – you could while away hours without realising it.
136 Mason St, Mareeba
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.