PAPAU NEW GUINEA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Best Shipping: September
Best Harvest: August – December
PNG Coffee Exports Ltd
P.O Box 138
Papua New Guinea
Facts About Papua New Guinea
The first coffee plantation was established here in 1928, and smallholder plantings began in 1952, in the Eastern Highlands. It’s estimated that coffee touches the lives of 2 million people in Papua New Guinea, and that nearly 50 percent of rural households are involved in growing and harvesting.
In partnership with roasters, donors and NGOs, Volcafe has invested in schooling and university subsidies for farming families, as well as health and family violence awareness programs. Many Volcafe social programs are encompassed in our farmer training programs.
PNG Coffee Export Limited was established in 1979. Volcafe became the majority shareholder in 1997 and over the years demonstrated its commitment to the industry through its investments. Today it’s one of the oldest and largest exporters in the country.
This region, in the western part of the Waghi Valley, has rich, sandy, loamy soil, which helps it develop coffees with strong acidity, full body and rich aromas.
Jawaka is the newest province in PNG, located between the Western Highlands and the Chimbu provinces. Coffee from Jiwaka is grown in both sandy loam and fertile, clay-based soils. Jiwaka-grown coffee is known for its sweet acidity, tropical fruit flavors and rich aroma.
The average elevation in this region, in the center of the country, is 1,500 meters. Coffee is predominantly grown by block holders and smallholder farmers, and loamy volcanic soils and areas of rich clay help to develop coffees with lighter body and bright floral and chocolate flavors.