Aroma: tangerine, apricot
Taste: sweet citrus, with hints of honey
Finish: short, citrus
Altitude: 5700 feet
Variety: Arusha, Blue Mountain, Typica
Processing Method: Washed
PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken. Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal. PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions.
Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.
More specifically, this coffee is produced by Keto Tapasi Association which has about 3,000 members with about 200 certified organic. Conflict in PNG is an everyday ordeal and normal to a certain extent. What makes this project so special is the fact two tribes and eight clans have come together to provide better quality of life to their families through quality and additional cash premiums.
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.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
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.
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