Papua New Guinea Boka (250g)
Sweet and complex. Toffee, black cherry, grapefruit zest, frankincense, dark chocolate in aroma and in the cup. Juicy, quietly tart acidity. Silki mouthfeel. The sweet tart finish resonates with dark chocolate and toffee notes.
Near the village of bonta, in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea, there are many beautiful coffee farms whose owners dedicate themselves to quality. In particular, a farmer named boka is working diligently to pick the best coffee possible. The Plantation consists of 235 acres of Arusha and Bourbon varieties of coffee planted on what is recognized as some of the most fertile land. The topsoil is a beautiful black loamy peat and is over a meter deep in some areas.
The method of care of the Plantation is purposefully labour intensive to avoid the use of pesticides and weedicides to ensure that the coffee is untainted with chemicals, and the least amount of damage is done to the environment. The trees are ring-weeded, allowing the soil to be aired, and facilitating the careful application of inputs, to prevent the excess leaching into the environment, ensuring it goes where it needs, into the trees. Retaining the undergrowth protects the composition of the soil through the prevention of excessive leaching of nutrients, and during heavy rains, has alleviated soil erosion.
Fest coffee Mission is a Company that provides only direct trade green coffee from farms in Central and South America. They represent more than 200 farms from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, Colombia and Ethiopia. They pay considerable attention to the natural way of coffee processing, as well as to the experimental aerobic and anaerobic types of fermentation. Collaboration with them started 2018.
ARRIVED IN:60kg Bags
VARIETIES:Bourbon, Arusha, Typica
FLAVOR:Blueberries, orange Chocolate
Coffee production in PNG dates back to 1926/1927 when the first Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee seeds were planted. The Coffee Research Institute claims that coffee was introduced to British Papua in 1890, although it is widely accepted that commercial production only took off in the country in the late 1920s. In Sangara, Papua New Guinea in the foothills in the southeast of the country 18 commercial coffee plantations were established in 1926, paving the way for commercial production from 1928.
In the 1960s, the infrastructure developed significantly in Papua New Guinea which facilitated a marked growth in the industry, easing the transportation of coffee beans from plantations to the mills to be processed and exported. The coffee industry in Papua New Guinea thrived in the 1970s, benefiting from a slump in production in Brazil on the international market because of problems with frosts. In the 1980s, coffee plantation production declined in Papua New Guinea and decentralized towards localized small coffee farmers who are now accountable for over 85% of total national production. The coffee boom in the 1980s profoundly affected many coffee plantation owners who incurred debts they could not pay off, with the result that many were made redundant. From 1986, a number of cases of coffee rust, caused by Hemileia vastatrix, also affected some parts of Papua New Guinea which had previously been free of the disease.
The coffee industry in Papua New Guinea reached a peak in 1998 when it accounted for about 38% of PNG's non-mineral exports and 13% of total exports.]Between 1995 and 1998, coffee production contributed to 42% of the revenue of PNG's total agricultural exports. Since then the industry has rapidly declined, affected by a world depression in coffee prices with prices falling up to 60%. As a result, production slumped by 23% in 2000 and remained stagnant in 2001.