Welcome to the new website for NQ Gold Coffee

Every batch hand crafted, with passion and care

A Coffee legacy lives on

NQ Gold Coffee’s rich Italian heritage and spectacular product has found a new home with fellow Mareeba based coffee grower Skybury Coffee.

A partnership built on respect between the two established coffee growers will see Skybury Coffee continue to offer freshly roasted NQ Gold Coffee.

The partnership preserves the integrity and taste of the NQ Gold Coffee brand and is another chapter in the long-standing relationship between coffee pioneers the Maloberti Family and their neighbours the MacLaughlin family, owner of Skybury Coffee.

Maria Maloberti and her father Bruno are handing over the reins of their famous coffee brand – steeped in hundreds of years of Italian tradition - to a new generation of growers and roasters. 

Candy MacLaughlin, head roaster at Skybury Coffee and her team will build on their own 30 years of family experience in growing coffee to ensure that NQ Gold Coffee thrives.

This blend of the top producers in Australia’s premier coffee growing region ensures the high demand for our product will continue to be satisfied.


I have always enjoyed talking to Maria and as I told her my wife will no longer go out and buy coffee as we believe we have the best.

John Halpin

It is a really great product what I have been getting off Maria (NQ Gold Coffee) for the last 12 months.

Brad Low

North Queensland Gold, the best there is.

Len & Lyn Althaus

I love NQ Gold coffee, I have converted many friends to the smooth full bodied flavour. I trust it will continue to be the same wonderful product I receive each time from Maria.

Tracey H

Time drifts on for us all, and it will be 15yrs that I have been buying NQ Gold Coffee.

Kevin Pile

On a regular basis when I make coffee for my guests, I always get excellent responses regarding the taste. Sure beats most of the coffee shops here in Geelong. At times if I order coffee when out shopping I feel a strong urge to give them a sample of North Qld Gold to try as in a lot of cases it would be a vast improvement on the bitter edge of their coffee.

Marg Davey

I have never been to NQG but a few years ago my husband visited when he was with a friend in Cairns and brought me back some beans -  I have been a customer ever since, and will continue.

Cathy Deane

We continue to promote your coffee to our friends as it such a good product.

Jill and Lawrie Mortimer

Maria's coffee is the best I've tasted. My family and friends all love it and think it's the best too. And I love your title; Head roaster.

Anna Schepis and Pete Sabin

Freshly roasted

Coffee passion - Head roaster Candy MacLaughlin

Plantation views

Stunning views over the plantation

The perfect Australian coffee

Freshly roasted coffee delivered to your door

North Queensland Gold Coffee

PO Box 1122, Mareeba QLD 4880

Tel: 07 4092 2785