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Origin Information

Grower
Coffee producers from Papua New Guinea
Variety
Arusha, Bourbon, Blue Mountain, and Typica
Region
Papua New Guinea
Harvest
April-September
Altitude
800 - 1300 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Here is an origin that is underrepresented or exotic (if you prefer). Perfect for spicing up the average specialty coffee menu. Papua New Guinea or PNG as we like to call it here at Royal is not an origin you might easily locate on a map if you don’t know where to look. Find Indonesia and go east to the last island in the archipelago and split it in half. The right half of the island is PNG. There is a lot to say about PNG, so much so, that coffee production might be the backstory. PNG is considered one of the most unexplored and diverse places on earth both for its people, their cultures, and many languages, as well as, the flora and fauna. PNG might also be one of the most underexplored and challenged coffee origins at least in terms of supply chain. Farms are small and located in remote areas where individual producers, along with family support, manage their own land averaging just a few acres in size. They only have access to organic inputs and their harvests are small enough for each individual producer to operate their own wet-mill where cherries are sorted, depulped, fermented, washed, and dried.