Papua New Guinea, Organic

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Papua New Guinea, Organic

10.75

Tasting Notes: Hazelnut and almond sensation combined with a smoky sweetness and peppery finish. Low-to-medium brightness, medium body and roasted Full City.

Bag size: 12 oz.

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Region: Eastern Highlands Province
Growing Altitude: 4800 - 6000' ASL
Variety: Typica, arusha, bourbon
Milling Process: Wet processing
Harvest Season: April-October
Organic Certification Agency: BCS

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Coffee Connections Limited commenced in 2001 when a need to establish a dedicated and professional organization to handle certified organic and Fairtrade coffee from Papua New Guinea was identified.  Operating in the Purosa region of the Okapa DistrictEastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, this dedicated approach has brought benefits to the grower community through higher prices for their coffee and, more recently, through the introduction of Fairtrade marketing principles. Regular grower visits and workshops emphasis the importance to growers of maintaining quality for global markets which continue to grow by 30% per year.  Purosa coffee is popular because of its high acidity and the well rounded cup.  On its own as a single origin coffee, or in a blend, Purosa/Enorga FTO coffee is reliable and adds value to the cup.

The Fairtrade co-operative grower group is a legal entity registered in PNG under the Co-operative Societies Act 1985. The group chose the name Highlands Organic Agriculture Co-operative Ltd (HOAC) because sometime in the future other certified organic products such as vanilla and spices may be added to the list of exports.

There are presently 2604 village farmers registered and living among the 32 village communities spread over 500 square kilometers in the Purosa valley region. These growers support about 12,000 family members and, as interest grows, it is expected that a further 5,000 growers will sign up with the HOAC over the next two years. Coffee is the only cash crop for these people apart from a few local vegetables. The HOAC/Fairtrade members are all village growers who tend their small plots of coffee and individually process in their villages following organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Central processing facilities for cherry coffee have not evolved because of the long distance that needs to be traveled. The construction of these facilities may come in the future as road access improves.

Information provided by Coffee Connections Limited