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Papua New Guinea Simbu - Chuave

Dried apricot, raisin, almond, toffee
$4.01 / lb $530.43 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P608799-2
  • 44 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Named after its founder Paul Sirigine, himself a smallholder coffee farmer for over 20 years, Sirigine Coffee Producers has been curating award winning coffee from small farmers throughout the Chuave district for more than five years. Chauve is a rugged region located in the Simbu province between the western and eastern highlands, where coffee must be grown on very steep mountainsides above 1600 meters, making harvest a challenge.  

Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade PNG CA WA A
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Arusha, Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Typica
Region Simbu Province, Chuave District
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
Soil Silty clay

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. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Simbu Province, Chuave District
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Fermented 15-18 hours and sun-dried
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Arusha, Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Typica
  • Coffee Grade PNG CA WA A
  • Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Soil Silty clay
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P608799-2