Work Begins On Maprik Coffee Factory Site

The effort to relocate the coffee processing mill from Wewak to Maprik in East Sepik Province has started. Early this month agri-firm Weni and Mandol Investment Ltd started erecting the foundation of a warehouse for the green bean processing factory at Banialla, Ami junction, in the Abiges-Mamblep LLG. This is an initiative of Anton Areka, managing director of Weni and Mandol Investment Ltd, a lead partner of Coffee Industry Corporation’s productive partnerships in agriculture project (CIC-PPAP). “I want the warehouse[…]

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The Queen Bee Of Business In Karimui

Anyone involved in business or other economic activities in the remote and fertile Karimui area of Chimbu Province knows her. She is their ‘queen bee’ and she is always there for coffee farmers, vegetable farmers and other business people who would like to transport their goods in and out of Karimui by air. She is none other than the ward member Helen Genai, who has made it her duty to be the middle person between the small airlines that operate[…]

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New Plan To Foster Cash Crops, Says Allan

The Ministry and Department of Agriculture and Livestock and agricultural commodity boards and agencies are working to develop, expand, promote and support a wide range of crops and livestock. These crops include coffee, cocoa, copra, oil palm, rubber, spice crops and fresh produce. The Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Benny Allan (pictured) said the National Agriculture Sector Plan is aimed at strengthening the current efforts by the lead agency and agricultural sectoral boards and agencies in developing the sector with[…]

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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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Consultation process begins for new coffee industry plan

The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) has started a consultation process for a new Industry Strategic Plan for the next 10 years. The first visioning workshop was held at the Steak House in Goroka on August 2-3, 2018 for this purpose. Chief executive officer Charles Dambui said the industry regulating agency is employing a consultative process to ensure the final documentation is representative of all parties including growers the main stakeholders in the value chain. “We want to be realistic in[…]

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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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