PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORGANIC TIMUZA A ECOTACT

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About this coffee

Grower

Namura/ Timuza Coffee Cooperative | 200 members

Altitude

1420 – 1600 masl

Variety

Arusha, Mundo Novo, and Typica

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - September

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

The Timuza Coffee Cooperative represents over 200 small-holder farmers of the Kamano tribal group, located southwest of Kainantu in the hamlets surrounding Namura town. The soils are are a mix of black & brownish red loam, with predominately traditional typica grown under casuarina and albizia shade trees. Average farm size is 1.4 hectares per family, with adjacent gardens for cultivation of food crops such as sweet potato, taro, and cassava. Farmers have received training and assistance in financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and standards for processing through local partners. The harvest takes place from April through September, with selective harvest of ripe cherry, manually pulping, fermentation in traditional bilum bags, washing, and full sun-drying. In 2016, Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition.