Papua New Guinea Eastern Highlands Organic - Goroka

Toffee, dates, dark chocolate
$4.62 / lb $611.12 / bag
Bag Weight 60 Kg Bags
Harvest Season 2020/21
Sep 2021
SKU P607717-1
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    About This Coffee

    From the seaside city of Lae on the east coast of Papua New Guinea, the Highland Highway winds for 200 miles and climbs 5,000 feet to reach Goroka, the center of coffee cultivation for the region. In the Eastern Highlands much of the coffee is still grown on very small “garden” plots alongside household subsistence crops. In the highlands, morning fog fills the valleys and the mountain peaks float above in the sun, the highest reaching nearly 15,000 feet. As the fog lifts, so does the chill. Clouds gather, and the afternoon warmth is often accompanied by fierce thunderstorms, which vanish as suddenly as they appear, making room for the whole cycle to start over again, and ideal climate for growing coffee.  

    Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
    Harvest Season 2020/21
    Coffee Grade PNG CA WA B
    Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
    Plant Species Arabica
    Processing Washed
    Region Eastern Highlands
    Certifications Organic

    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 Eastern Highlands
    • Processing Washed
    • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
    • Certifications Organic
    • Plant Species Arabica
    • Coffee Grade PNG CA WA B
    • Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
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    • CTRM Contract Number P607717-1

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