Papua New Guinea Dark Roast is our Coffee of the month for January 2018
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Region: Korofeigu, Bena
Altitude: 1400 – 1900 m
Processing: Wet Processing
Variety: Arusha, Blue Mountain
The coffee of the month for January is a dark roast coffee from Papua New Guinea.
Some 70 years ago, areas in Korofeigu were recognised by the administration as perfect conditions for coffee farming. In the 1960s, the infrastructure developed significantly in Papua New Guinea which facilitated a marked growth in the industry, easing the transportation of coffee beans from the plantations to the mills to be processed and exported. However, in the 1980s, Papua New Guinea has decentralized towards localised small coffee farmers who are now accountable for over 85% of total national production.
An estimated 87,000 hectares (210,000 acres) is under coffee cultivation in Papua New Guinea. The majority of the coffee is grown in the highlands, where 70% of the population are dependent upon subsistence agriculture.
Today it is Papua New Guinea’s most important agricultural crop, directly or indirectly providing the major source of income for a third of the country’s population. Coffee production from Papua New Guinea accounts for 1% of the world’s total coffee production.
This coffee is a full-bodied coffee with notes of nutmeg and cedar. It has a slightly earthy note toward the back end.