Today my friend Gillian picked me up and took me to a wonderful little place in Herveys Range –Heritage Tea Room where 9 of us lunched and caught up on the happenings of our lives! Had a marvelous time with new friends and enjoyed a tasty lunch and coffee.
This place is famous for the following:
Once the local watering hole and overnight accommodation for bullock teams and Cobb and Co Coaches en route to the Gold Fields, this historic split log inn – the oldest known building in North Queensland, has been lovingly transformed back to its former glory to once again provide scrumptious meals and a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.
Did not purchase a cuppa of the Kopi Luwak coffee at $50 a cup was a little steep for my blood. This is the coffee bean that is unique in its own right. Below I will post what their website says about it—
The sale of Kopi Luwak the rarest coffee in the world was introduced to our menu in November 2006. The Luwak Coffee beans have been eaten by and then passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet – a cat like animal that lives in the jungles of Indonesia. While in the stomach of the Luwak, digestive juices leech out many of the proteins responsible for the bitterness in the coffee resulting in a smoother, sweeter cup of coffee.
<p style="font-style:italic;"> </p> <p style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-size:130%;"> A “Certificate of Experience” is given to each person who buys a Kopi Luwak coffee. A comments book is also kept for the faint hearted to peruse who want to know about it but won’t try it themselves. </span></p> <p style="font-style:italic;"> </p> <p><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:130%;"> This coffee sells at US$1200 per kilo. A media release and subsequent media frenzy has brought approximately $5million of publicity to not only Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms but the Townsville region as well. As a a result of thisworld wide publicity, the writers for the movie "The Bucket List" wrote Kopi Luwak into their script. Approximately 4-5 people per week pay $50 to experience this exquisite coffee. </span><span style="font-size:130%;"><br /></span></p><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;">I decided it was a worthy experience to have but not one I wanted to partake of at this moment!!! I just did not have a spare $50 on me. But we had a wonderful few hours there and even took a little hike in the bush to see the old rail tracks and I was grateful that Gillian took the lead and stomped loudly to scare any snakes out of the way!!! You know that is not my favorite of animals!!!<br /><br />A couple of you have indicated that you have had troubles getting to my blog---I have double checked settings and all and am not sure exactly what the deal is because others are having no problems pulling it up so who knows! But I guess if you haven't been able to read it you won't be reading this, will you??? Ah well....<br /><br />Looking forward to the weekend and a trip to Mackay which hopefully with a 4 wheel drive vehicle now we will be able to go explore some areas we hadn't gone to before. And yes---Chris traded the one in on another one which seems to be in a little bit better shape! Yay!<br /></span>