Papua New Guinea Kange Washed
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
This fully washed lot is sourced from 50 smallholder producers in Mt. Hagen in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands. These farmers supply Kange wet mill and cultivate an average of 1.5ha of land at altitudes ranging up to 1,700masl. Most coffee in PNG is grown by smallholder farmers around their homes, though some have larger farms with broader cultivation schemes. This lot from the Western highlands is made up of Typica, Arusha and Blue Mountain varieties Approximately two-thirds of PNG's population make a living in the coffee industry.
|Origin||Papua New Guinea|
|Subregion||Mount Hagen, Western Highlands|
|Producer Type||Small Holder Farmers|
|Growing Altitude||1500m - 1700m|
|Variety||Arusha, Blue Mountain, Typica|
|Coffee Grade||PNG CA WA A|
|Screen Size||15 Up|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
Mt hagen located in western highland province at an elevation of 1500 - 1800 masl has a cool climatic conditon which allows for longer ripening periods. It also has volcanic soil wherein coffee varietals like TYPICA , ARUSHA & Blue mountain are found to be growing. Additionally coffee cherries are carefully hand picked upon being 100% ripe with a proper brix content ( 22 to 24 ). This is followed by proper post harvesting techniques involving sun drying which enables the coffees to develope unique cup profile.
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guines, with a population of 46,250. It is the capital of the Western Highland Provience and is located in the large fertile Wahgi valley in central mainland Papua New Guinea. The city is named after the now dormant volcano Mount Hagen.
History of Coffee in Papua New Guinea
Compared to the speed with which Europeans colonized other parts of the world, they seemed to spill over Oceania in slow motion. So, although the highlands of PNG are textbook coffee land, commercial coffee production was not established until 1928. In typical British colonial style, coffee was initially grown on plantations (though atypically planted with Blue Mountain from Jamaica). The history of colonial New Guinea mirrors that of central Africa. Feeling left out of the general expansionist trend, Germany grabbed a portion of northern New Guinea in the late 1800’s and then lost it during WWI. The Japanese invaded PNG during WWII and the island saw fierce fighting for much of the war. For most of the 20th century, administrative responsibility for PNG and its ever evolving configuration (and name) rested with Australia.
Growing Coffee in Papua New Guinea
Although PNG has often produced more than 1 million bags of coffee annually, the average has dropped below 1 million over the last 10 years. The vast majority of coffee in PNG (95%) is grown in the highland regions near the center of the country. These coffee exhibit the heavy body characteristic of this part of the world along with the savory sweet flavors. Coffee from PNG is graded using a unique matrix that reflects not only screen size but bean shape, defect count, and color in addition to aroma and cup quality with A/X, being the highest quality available.
- Subregion Mount Hagen, Western Highlands
- Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
- Wet Mill Kange
- Processing Washed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Arusha, Blue Mountain, Typica
- Min Growing Altitude 1500m
- Max Growing Altitude 1700m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- On Sale Yes
- Top Lot No
- Price Per Kg £6.50
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade PNG CA WA A
- CTRM Contract Number P8001938-1
- Origin Papua New Guinea
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk