With less than 0.7 % of the coffee world harvest, Papua New Guinea coffee is ranked #17.
- Since the 1890s, coffee has been on the third largest island state.
- 20 years later Blue Mountain coffee seeds were smuggled from Jamaica to PNG.
- So the coffee is in no way inferior to the Jamaican original thanks to the nutrient-rich soils.
- Cultivated are 95% Arabica and 5% Robusta of 75% small farmers,
- on heights between 1,200 m and 1,900 m,
- in the Eastern Highlands, Enga and Western Highlands, Chimbu and Jiwaka.
- Usually the cultivation is biologically, since it is difficult to transport the pesticides to the remote areas – but only a small part is certified.
- The best Papua New Guinea Coffee often has a buttery character, are sweet and very complex.
- The coffee has a weak to medium acidity and notes of herbs, wood, tobacco or tropical.
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