Papua New Guinea Organic A/X - Morobe

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Lot # P608588-1
Papua New Guinea
Qty Available
Bag Weight
The Annex
309 bags
Nov 2021
Papua New Guinea Organic A/X - Morobe is available to buy in increments of 1

About this Coffee 

This is an A/X grade, organic certified coffee from the Morobe Province, a province on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. This coffee comes from Morobe Mountain Coffee Exporters (MMCE) and grown at altitudes ranging from 1700 - 2000 masl. Morobe Mountain Coffee Exporters (MMCE) works with 700+ producers and they help them improve quality, supporting them with organic practices and farming. MMCE also supports farmers by providng them exposure to international markets. 

History of Coffee in Papua New Guinea  

Compared to the speed with which Europeans colonized other parts of the world, they seemed to spill over Oceania in slow motion. So, although the highlands of PNG are textbook coffee land, commercial coffee production was not established until 1928. In typical British colonial style, coffee was initially grown on plantations (though atypically planted with Blue Mountain from Jamaica). The history of colonial New Guinea mirrors that of central Africa. Feeling left out of the general expansionist trend, Germany grabbed a portion of northern New Guinea in the late 1800’s and then lost it during WWI. The Japanese invaded PNG during WWII and the island saw fierce fighting for much of the war. For most of the 20th century, administrative responsibility for PNG and its ever evolving configuration (and name) rested with Australia. 

Growing Coffee in Papua New Guinea  

Although PNG has often produced more than 1 million bags of coffee annually, the average has dropped below 1 million over the last 10 years. The vast majority of coffee in PNG (95%) is grown in the highland regions near the center of the country. These coffee exhibit the heavy body characteristic of this part of the world along with the savory sweet flavors. Coffee from PNG is graded using a unique matrix that reflects not only screen size but bean shape, defect count, and color in addition to aroma and cup quality with A/X, being the highest quality available. 

More Information
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Afloat
Subregion Morobe Province
Producer Type Single Estate
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Certifications Organic
Plant Species Arabica
Growing Altitude 1750-1950m
Warehouse The Annex
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