Papua New Guinea Arokara Co-op

Chocolate Aroma, Herbal, bright Acidity
Region: Kainantu, Eastern Highlands
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
Farm: Arokara Cooperative
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1600 Meters
Grade: AA

Description: An estimated 87,000 hectares (210,000 acres) is under coffee cultivation in Papua New Guinea.The majority of the coffee is grown in the highlands, where 70% of the population are dependent upon subsistence agriculture. In Papua New Guinea there are approximately 2.5 million people employed in the industry, with over 280,000 smallholder coffee growers, 660 larger farmers cultivating areas of 1–30 hectares (2.5–74.1 acres), 65 large plantations, 18 registered exporters, 51 registered processors and over 6,000 roadside buyers.However, although 12 provinces are active in the coffee industry, the bulk of coffee is produced in the five highlands provinces: Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Morobe and East Sepik.