Papua New Guinea|Papua New Guinea
by Lloyd Burgess — 16 February 2018
An origin that is fairly new to the scene but poses an exciting future in the industry.
Papa New Guinea produces a modest amount of coffee in comparison to other countries but is a huge industry for the country with around 2.5 million people working in coffee which is half of the population. As a country a few barriers are going to have to be overcome before they really start to be a common origin on the shelves of speciality coffee shops. 95% of the coffee produced in Papua New Guinea is done so by small holders, although it hopefully will be come a positive in years to come because of the uniqueness of microlot coffee it currently is a problem as farmers don’t have that appropriate machinery to process the coffee so are forced to sell to large washing stations who mix the coffee.
Coffee from Papua New Guinea has complex taste profiles. The uniqueness of the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea lends itself to the flavours of the coffee it produces, while clean they have a buttery sweetness and often floral notes that evolve into juicy fruits.