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Papua New Guinea

Our coffees from Papua New Guinea




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About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is an independent state commanding the Eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It is one of the least explored islands on earth, with some claiming there to be entire communities of peoples completely uncontactable, with undiscovered plant and animal species present. The mystique of this nation exemplifies its exoticism as a destination. Over 850 languages are known to exist amongst a population of only 7 million. It remains a member of the commonwealth, with Queen Elizabeth II it’s official head of state.

About Papua New Guinea Coffee

Papua New Guinea – most commonly referred to as PNG produces a range of coffees that are small holder and estate grown. Considering PNG’s proximity to Sumatra, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the coffees would be similar, but they are quite different. More common to Congo than Sumatra, coffees demonstrate bright acidity and winey fruitiness. The wet processing mills continue to use outdated machinery from British Colonial times, and cherry selection is not considered to be the best amongst other coffee growing nations. The Blue Mountain and Arusha varietals coupled with extremely fertile soils and high altitude growing regions (up to 2000 metres above sea level) combine to create a truly unique and special coffee. Unfortunately, a lack of investment, disorganisation and poor infrastructure and PNG’s relative inaccessibility to the specialty world has meant the development of coffee production here is some way behind other South East Asian nations.