Papua New Guinea Sirigine Grade A

Lime, chocolate, blackcurrant, okra
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001576-1
  • 160 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This fully washed lot is sourced from 40 smallholder producers in Chimbu province, Papua New Guinea. Most coffee in PNG is grown by smallholder farmers around their homes, though some have larger farms with broader cultivation schemes. In the highlands of PNG, generally Arabica coffee varieties such as Bourbon, Arusha and Mundo Novo are grown. Approximately two-thirds of PNG's population make a living in the coffee industry. 

Chimbu is location between the Western and Eastern Highlands and unlike the surrounding areas has no flat plains or valleys. Instead it is a steep, continuous mountain range, great conditions for coffee to grow in but very difficult to cultivate because of the logistical challenges!

Origin Papua New Guinea
Subregion Chuave District, Chimbu Province
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Arusha, Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Typica
Coffee Grade PNG CA WA A
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

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
  • Subregion Chuave District, Chimbu Province
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types 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
  • Origin Papua New Guinea
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001576-1
  • Price Per Kg £6.50