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Papua Bird of Paradise Coffee

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Product code: 9988

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This coffee is produced from bushes transplanted from the famous Blue Mountains of Jamaica. As such it is a very refined, smooth coffee with complex aromatics that include cedar, ginger, spice, nutmeg and chocolate. It is more full-bodied than its prestigious cousin and offers up a very syrupy quality in the cup. The mountainous, moist cultivation area has loamy soil and a variety of native shade trees. Korofeigu Farmer's Cooperative Society is located in the Bena Bena valley of the Eastern Highlands between Goroka to the west and Henganofi to the east. The Coop is comprised of 97 members (some of whom are seen above near a nursery), with a total cultivation area of 112 hectares.

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This coffee is produced from bushes transplanted from the famous Blue Mountains of Jamaica. As such it is a very refined, smooth coffee with complex aromatics that include cedar, ginger, spice, nutmeg and chocolate. It is more full-bodied than its prestigious cousin and offers up a very syrupy quality in the cup. Korofeigu Farmer's Cooperative Society is located in the Bena Bena valley of the Eastern Highlands between Goroka to the west and Henganofi to the east. The Coop is comprised of 97 members (some of whom are seen above near a nursery), with a total cultivation area of 112 hectares. The mountainous, moist cultivation area has loamy soil and a variety of native shade trees. Annual production is around 1.6 containers. In early 1945, as the war in New Guinea was subsiding, four village plots in the Korofeigu area were identified by the administration for coffee planting by the villages. Thirteen teenage villagers from Korofeigu and other surrounding areas were selected for a newly created school for training in coffee production. For the next 12 months, government officials moved around the Eastern Highlands selecting village plots and encouraging them to plant these seedlings while continuing to train the youth of these areas. The initial reaction of the indigenous population was of indifference; in a bountiful valley that could produce so much, it was thought that a crop that would take 3 years to harvest a return was a waste of time. Although some plots were neglected, none were removed, allowing the beginning of a coffee farming culture in this area. From these small plantings in and around Korofeigu, coffee would become the most important commodity in the development of the New Guinea Highlands. Today it is Papua New Guinea's most important agricultural crop, directly or indirectly providing the major source of income for a third of the country’s population. Our supplier, New Guinea Highlands Coffee Exports, has had a business relationship with farmers in the Korofeigu area since their inception in 1992, but members of the company have been trading coffee within the area since the 1960s. Recently, NGHCE along with Lyndon Sabumei (a third generation coffee farmer) has begun a program to assist farmers in obtaining their Organic Certification. This coffee is the product of this initiative, which also provides extension work on HIV/AIDS, financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and certification standards & procedures.

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Review by Seb Carss
The Papua Bird of Paradise coffee is a deliciously smooth tasting coffee with no bitter aftertaste. I think this is going to become the staple coffee in my house now. (Posted on 07/11/2013)
Review by Dave Taylor
This is such a wonderful, smooth tasting coffee. It has plenty of strength but without the bitter edge you can sometimes get. I buy it as beans and grind as needed. There are plenty of natural oils in the beans and it makes a wonderful, smooth, aromatic and refreshing cup of coffee. (Posted on 29/04/2012)

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