Papua New Guinea
Our Papua-New Guinea is grown by the members of Tribal Aromas, a collective of small grower groups in the Chimbu Province, in the Eastern Highlands, a very remote region. The region is roadless, and so remote that the coffee must be taken out by airplane, costing the farmers about fifty cents per pound (more than a third of what they sell it for). The coffee is cultivated on small clusters of plots, ranging from .5 to 1 hectare per farmer. Coffee is the only source of cash income for the growers as all other land is used to grow food crops for family consumption. All coffee is shade grown and certified by Australia Certified Organic, accredited by USDA and IFOAM. This is a washed coffee that is pulped by hand using river stones - it is the only place in the world where this occurs...(read more)
Tribal Aromas, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea.