8 oz. whole bean coffee.
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Region: Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands
Variety: Typica, Arusha
Altitude: 1460 - 2000m
Process Method: Fully Washed
Tasting Notes: Sweet Melon, Soft, Tangy
PNG is an extremely diverse country, with over 800 different languages spoken. Most tribes from the highlands had minimal contact with the western world until the 1930s, as exploration in PNG had been minimal. PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions.
Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s, with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain. At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations. Plantations still exist in PNG, it only account for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from smallholders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally. These smallholders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land), and they also grow coffee—there are no coffee farmers per se. Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25–65 kg.
PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential to produce outstanding coffee in the world. It has heirloom varieties and great altitude and we are excited to present this quality coffee to you.