Specialty Coffee

Coffee for Specialty & Niche Markets The demand for Specialty coffee is apparent the world over and in PNG this is no exception. CIC undertook a project to identify farmer groups that have the potential of entering specialty & niche markets. A total of fourteen (14) groups were selected as they were well established groups that have been involved in the production of coffee for a number of years. These groups are located in the main coffee growing provinces of[…]

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Walep Kamil Coffee Farmer Group

Jimi is one of the most remote, mountainous areas which have very rough terrains.  The road conditions in the Jimi areas are quiet bad during rainy periods. Coffee farming is mainly along the sloppy mountains and down the 2km height valley.  It is quiet a tough task for the farmers as they cannot carry heavy bags of cherries up the mountain after harvesting so they had to pulp, wash and dry down at the bottom of the mountains.  After parchments[…]

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Pundu Kas Coffee Farmer Group

Pundu Kas farmer group is situated in the Hagen Central district of Western Highlands province.  Pundu Kas is a small holder group of 20 members that owns 9.7 hectares of coffee trees.   They are located 3 km west of Mt. Hagen city just behind the popular Kalakai Buai Market. The soil is very fertile and organic farming is prevalent for the rural people. Pundu Kas coffees were assessed by the overseas Q graders and results show good cup attribute scores[…]

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Tikil Wopkola Coffee Farmer Group

Tikil farmer group is situated in the Mul district of Western Highlands province.  Tikil Wopkola is a small holder group that owns about 14 hectares of coffee trees.  The soil is very fertile and organic farming is prevalent for the rural people. It is quite cold and therefore gives low flush than other areas in the province. Tikil Wopkola coffees were assessed by the overseas Q graders and results show good cup profile at the average of 84.5 points with[…]

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Paunda Coffee Farmer Group

Paunda farmer group is situated a few kilometers South-West of Mt Hagen city in the Nebilyer district of Western Highlands province on the border of WHP and Southern Highlands Province (SHP).  Paunda is a small holder group of about 100 members and they own over 14 hectares of coffee trees.  Each farmer owns about 3 hectares each on average. Recent plantings in 2010 amounts to about 600 coffee trees and are grown under casuarina shades Towards the northern end of[…]

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Nobal Tai Coffee Farmer Group

Nobal Tai farmer group is situated a few kilometers North of Minj and South-East of Banz in the new Jiwaka province.  Nobal Tai is a block holder group that owns 16 hectares of coffee trees.  They have easy access to roads and are near the Kosem Coffee Exporter and Processor. Nobal Tai has a membership of over 50 farmers and they organically grow all their coffees.  They produce over 100-300 parchment bags every year. They have a very good wet mill[…]

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Lumba Coffee Farmer Group

Lumba farmer group are situated in the Baiyer district of Western Highlands province, sharing the border with Enga province.  Lumba Coffee Group is 15-20 kilometers North-West from Mount Hagen city. The roads to Baiyer –Lumusa are sealed right through to the villages but road works by Government contractors are still continuing on.  This road system will link to the Madang province which is along the coast. Lumba group is situated along the popular Baiyer river that leads to the famous[…]

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Arosubamo Coffee Farmer Group

Arosubamo farmers are located several kilometers South-East of Kundiawa town in the Chuave district of the Simbu Province.  Arosubamo is a smallholder group that owns about 14 hectares of coffee trees and is able to produce about 100 bags of parchment during the peak season. The members of this group live near and under the famous Elimbari mountain. Some members have easy access to roads while others still have transport difficulty to move their coffee out to the main Highlands[…]

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Kapmawapo Coffee Farmer Group

Kapmawapo farmers are located approximately 12km South-East of Kundiawa town in the Sinesine-Yongomugl district of the Simbu Province. The group is situated next to the main Highlands highway.  Kapmawapo is a smallholder group that owns about 8 hectares of coffee trees and is able to produce 50 bags of parchment during the peak season.  They have easy access to roads and are along the main Highlands highway. The group has good clean running water, mini wet mill and raised drying[…]

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Kobal Kerebo Coffee Farmer Group

Kobal farmers are located in the Gumine district of the Simbu Province.  Kobal is a small holder group of over 50 members and each own about 2 hectares of coffee trees on average. Kobal coffees were assessed by the overseas Q graders and results show cup average score of 84 points with attributes of sweet, fruit, consistent, lavender, musk melon, pineapple, pronounced body, sweet citrus. They have very high opportunity to access overseas specialty markets. Green Coffee Nutrient Contents Garden[…]

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