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Source: The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013
PAPUA New Guinea’s work on coffee is renowned in the world despite the unfavorable prices at present, Mexico based international coffee journalist Maja Wallengran says.
She said this when visiting the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) in Goroka recently.
“PNG’s work on coffee is renowned in the world through the quality of the bluish coloured beans and also the stable production of coffee for over a decade, while production in other countries was usually unstable.
“It’s very important for the producers to maintain the quality and production of coffee as the demand is growing and will not go away,” Wallengran said.
CIC acting chief executive officer Anton Benjamin told Wallengran that coffee provided income, directly and indirectly for more than half of the PNG population and would continue to do so despite the oil, gas and mineral boom in the country.
Benjamin said “despite the social and development challenges, the PNG coffee industry is focused on developing a sustainable industry to help the majority of the coffee growing population who live in the rural areas and rely on coffee for their economic, social and food security.
Wau coffee is the original blue mountain coffee that was introduced to PNG in the 1920s. Since we are starting small, our new 5kg roaster will begin roasting 3rd week of July. With your help Village Coffee is ready to fullfill it’s main aim…increase the growers income and give hope and a better lifestyle for the community.
Our coffee is premium organic smallholder arabica beans. It has a rich strong, deep and slightly earthy taste that has made PNG premium coffee one of the worlds most desirable brews. 250g,and 500g packages come in a resealable airtight pack and are roasted as the orders come in. Our coffee is very fresh in the flavour, aroma and smell. Our 1kg packaging is matt black, with zip, no valve also aimed to keep freshness of coffee.
Our coffee is premium organic smallholder arabica beans. It has a rich strong, deep and slightly earthy taste that has made PNG premium coffee one of the worlds most desirable brews. 250g packages come in a resealable airtight pack and are roasted as the orders come in, so they are very fresh.
We have our first coffee samples. Everyone who has tried them so far is raving about the quality!