Spotlight Series - The Pocket, El Arish

By James Campos

Tell us a bit about your business; what sets it apart from the rest? 

We are third generation farmers, travellers and foodies who are passionate about Tropical North Quuensland. 

We have a farm cafe in El Arish, which specialises in local products, produce, coffee, chai, homemade toasties and ice-cream. Here you can find our beautiful herd of cattle, water buffalo, turkeys and chickens. 

We are doing our best to create a space that is a representation of everything we value and love about this part of the world- our lifestyle. Working hard, having fun, eating good food. 

Favourite White Whale blend? 

Our personalised Pocket Blend of course!

What do you like most about working with White Whale?  

The support, the training and the consistent quality of beans.  They're awesome.

What do you find to be the most difficult and most rewarding parts about working in the hospitality industry?  

The most difficult part is that there are no days off.

The most rewarding thing is the people we meet. The people and the natural environment make The Pocket what it is. 

When you’re not at work, what do you most enjoy doing with your free time?

If we're not on the beach, ocean or in the rainforest... we're making espresso martinis out of our White Whale coffee. 

What plans do you have for your business in the future? 

Currently we are renovating the cafe, and will soon have an ice creamery (all made from fruit we grow or source locally!). We have had a lot of interest in weddings and events - so stay tuned for that. You're best to come and check it out for yourself... "Your farm in the tropics."