Variety is the spice of life … an apt metaphor for our endeavors at Beach Organics.
Ten years in the making, the Beach Organics Coffee Project is now capable of producing delicious organically grown coffee, paying farmers approximately six times more than the current fair trade price.
We vacuum pack our precious green bean stock in 4 kg packs, enabling us to micro manage through complex Australian bio security regulations without chemical fumigation.
Our micro roaster at PLANT 4 BOWDEN and our amazing baristas complete the circle.
Ibu Made Suhawati, patiently de-seeds our wild tamarind paste, again enabling us to import our stock into Australia without gamma radiation treatment.
I’ve always been a big fan of papaya and its amazing effects on the digestive system, hence our grass roots Tropical Fruits Program was born in Bali. Our papaya is sliced and placed into our own dehydrators, vacuum packed and shipped to us in SA.
Our single origin pepper is painfully hand picked and sorted by our traditional farmers in Lampung, Southern Sumatra, allowed to sun dry before packing and shipping to us.
During my early trips to Indonesia the traditional salt makers were the poorest of the poor. Our Salt Project allows our farmers of the sea, to meticulously hand pan our salt by the kg for a fair price.
Almost sweet on the palate, we infuse our salt with organic kaffir limes and allow it to rest in barrels for 10 years or more, before we release it to our customers in Australia.
With a recent sense of nostalgia … our Peanut Project was born.
When living and chasing surf in Sri Lanka in the 70’s, I remember with fondness the “peanut man” selling us his freshly roasted peanuts in paper bags.
Peanuts are a valuable legume, recognised for its high levels of protein and ability to “fix” atmospheric nitrogen in organic garden systems.
Our problem was, imported raw peanuts required gamma radiation treatment by Australian Quarantine. Our challenge was to efficiently roast our crop to circumvent this.
Typical ingenuity by our team in Bali, came up with the solution. Procure a coffee roasting machine and roast our peanut crop at a prescribed temperature.
Voila, pop them into our vacuum pack and problem solved. No treatment required.
We cant wait to try our latest Products when they arrive late 2019.
And of course, almost 40 years in the making and still a work in progress, we have our own certified organic permaculture farm near Pt Elliot SA, producing a vast array of delicious fresh organic herbs, vegetables, nuts and fruits for our plant based menu at our Store at PLANT 4 BOWDEN SA.
Swing past for a special Christmas gift or a serve of our delicious food – our menu is currently offered on Saturdays and Sundays only.