Papua New Guinea Timuza
$17.99 – $89.95
Demo Roast: A 2nd cup coffee that is complex but very drinkable cup after cup. It features chocolate nibs, brown sugar aromas with tropical fruit sweetness and a crisp acidity that lingers in the finish. (Organic)
Papua New Guinea
Timuza is produced by a group of certified farmers within the Timuza/Namura cooperative. The group consists of 207 coffee families, who together farm 274 hectares. The soil is loamy and rich with volcanic ash, the weather is hot and wet year round, and the coffee is shaded by indigenous trees.
Coffee was established here in the 1930s, though commercial production dates to post World War II. The first plants were brought in by Lutheran missionaries for their own consumption, and are said to be decedents of Blue Mountain plants.
New Guinea Highlands Coffee Exports regularly works with these producers on improving plant husbandry and post-harvest processes for quality, as well as in financial planning and social programs such as gender awareness and HIV/AIDS prevention. The co-op is also audited for its Organic certification each spring.
The coffee is hand picked, hand pulped, washed in clean river water, dried in the sun and delivered as parchment to the receiving station, where it’s machine hulled and polished.
Artwork by: Madeline Jones
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
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A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.