Israeli firm keen to deliver multi-million coffee project

The Innovative Agro Industry Limited and several partners will be involved in a multi-million Kina coffee project soon to be rolled out in Hela Province. A team from IAI was recently in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province on Tuesday October 23 to meet with officials from the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to discuss the imminent project. The company backed by Israel’s LR Group was led by Chief Executive Officer Mr Lior Crystal and a high powered team of scientists, extensionists, agronomists[…]

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Obura-Wonenara Dominates Coffee Competition

Obura-Wonenara Coffee Cooperative (Habina Resource Centre-PPAP) is the overall winner for the 2018 PNG Coffee Cupping Competition. This was announced at the 2018 PNG coffee cupping competition closing ceremony on Friday September 14, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Port Moresby. The ceremony was witnessed by government dignitaries, sponsors, farmers and industry stakeholders. The weeklong coffee event commenced on September 10 and ended on the 14th last week. Sixty seven coffee samples were assessed by five national judges and[…]

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Local coffee experts join contest

FIVE Papua New Guineans will join seven international Q-graders for the 2018 PNG Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd National Coffee Cupping Competition to be held in Port Moresby from Sept 10-14, 2018. Among the local coffee cuppers will be Enos Dum, 29, of Osifagu Village in the Unggai Bena District of Eastern Highlands. Young Enos took part in two national coffee tasting contests in 2015 and 2016 respectively as a cupper, but next week will be his first to grade coffee[…]

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67 Samples Set for Coffee Cupping Competion

Sixty-Seven Arabica coffee samples will be assessed for their quality in cup and taste at the 2018 PNG Coffee Industry Corporation’s National Coffee Cupping Competition to be held in Port Moresby next week. The tasting or cupping is a closed-door event at the Holiday Inn Hotel on September 10-14, 2018. Seven international coffee judges are arriving this week to partner with five experienced local cuppers including two certified Q-graders to select top 10 coffees from the 67 samples provided by[…]

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CIC’s regional coffee cupping comp attracts new growers

THE Coffee Industry Corporation’s (CIC) Cupping Competition which commenced last Friday has attracted high interest among new grower groups across the country. This year’s regional contest was held in Goroka, attracting 110 grower groups from 10 provinces. Eastern Highlands being the hub of coffee industry has 37 groups followed by Morobe with 28 and Jiwaka with 17. The six-day regional contest is expected to end today and has attracted many first time participants from provinces like Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Morobe,[…]

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CIC conducts first green bean standard training for stakeholders

The Coffee Industry Corporation has recently conducted its first Green Bean Coffee Standard Stakeholder Participatory workshop in Lae which attracted many industry participants like exporters and processors. The workshop was held at the Lae International Hotel on July 30 to August 2, 2018. Senior Quality Control Officer for CIC Rose Romalus facilitated the meeting attended by 26 coffee experts in Morobe Province. They represented mainly exporters, processors and organized groups involve in third party exports. Ms Romalus said purpose of[…]

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A new breath of air for Simbai coffee

A new coffee storage shed at Simbai Station has brought a new breath of air for thousands of simple coffee growers in Middle Ramu District, particularly Simbai and Kovon LLG. The permanent storage facility has a 2,000 bags (50kg) capacity and is the modern building in this remote station accessible by small aircrafts only from Mission Aviation Fellowship, Adventist Aviation Services, Heli Lift PNG and Central Aviation. It was a simple and practical solution to bring coffee out from the[…]

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PPAP coffee engages women in bee keeping

The World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded coffee rehabilitation project continue to empower women in rural areas of the country. A private sector firm Agro Dev Trade Ltd (ADDL) operating as lead partner in this coffee project has come up with a brilliant initiative to involve mothers of Kinjipi Women Community Development Club of Rombanga Parandaka Tribe in the Dei Council District, Jiwaka Province to deliver its bee keeping activity. It was an exciting moment for[…]

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Crater Mountain coffee growers in dire need of road access

THE people of Crater Mountain in the Unavi LLG of Lufa District, Eastern Highlands  Province, are in dire need of a serviceable road to sell their coffee and to access social services. The area is accessible only by light one-engine Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Adventist Aviation Services (AAS) planes from the township of Goroka. There was a 50 km road access in colonial days from Lufa station to Unavi via Gouno. However it is not accessible by vehicles for[…]

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