Four weeks ago we were desperately waiting for rain to save our crop. The usual rain season here was dry and extremely hot and the coffee trees looked like they would curl up and die. Then in mid-March we had 300 to 500mm of rain in two weeks. This enabled us to get nutrients and lots of water into the trees and the cherry.

Then last week the remnants of cyclone Debbie hit the Tweed. In 2 days we had a rainfall of 700 to 1,000mm of rain and lots of wind. Luckily the trees and cherry have hung in there and we may have a crop after all. Lots of stress and lots of water should make for a great flavour.