Find out about our single origin and single estate trademark coffee blend Blond Fruity Sensation, originating from Papua New Guinea.

Blond Fruity Sensation is a unique single origin blond blend grown in Papua New Guinea’s mountain highlands, produced in a small single farm, using the washed process which is best suited for coffees with a great taste profile to create an one-of-a-kind, limited quality blend. These pure arabica beans offer a well-balanced citrusy flavour with a clean taste, thanks to our exceptional ingredients and roasting technique. Use these exquisite coffee beans to make your favourite coffee drinks at home. You will love the special flavour and aroma of this exotic blend!

The origin of the coffee – Single origin from Papua New Guinea

The island of New Guinea is divided into different places. The eastern half of the island is called Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s highlands are considered as ideal places for growing coffee due to the fact that the finest coffee blends are grown in such areas of high ground. The same fact applies for most of the coffee-growing countries.

The higher altitudes of Papua New Guinea consist of some characteristics that are beneficial for the process of growing coffee. More specifically, the climate along with the fertile volcanic soil, initiate advantageous spaces for the previously mentioned procedure.

Local Growing And Processing Method

The coffee that is growing on PNG is coming from small scale farms from 4,000 to over 6,000 ft. above sea level. These farms have a rare variety of coffee cherries, which are processed in various “homegrown” methods. During late spring and early mid-summer are the most important seasons for the wet process method, also known as the Washed Process Coffee, because there is more variety.  

Wet Process

The process starts by putting the coffee cherries into water, because by following this method any unripe fruit floats to the top. In order to remove the skin and pulp of the cherry, the coffee cherries are put into water through a screen immersed. 

For the fermenting there are two processes; the ferment and wash and the fermentation process.

In the first process, firstly the remainder of the pulp is broken down by the use of microbes and then it is washed with a large amount of water. For the second process, clean water is used to wash the cherries after they have been left to ferment for 24-36 hours.

History

In 1890, a colonial government report was made about the first official record of coffee’s growth in the region. After two years the report was updated, because coffee started growing in the South-west too. By 1897, outside Port Moresby, 20,000 Arabica coffee plants were planted, known as “Variarata”.  In 1901, the plantation started expanding to Australia, with a price between 4 pence and 10 pence. By 1920, the plantation had grown commercially.

After governmental orders, in 1970; coffee started being cultivated on small co-operative-run farms.  

In the production of coffee in Papua New Guinea, a big percentage of the population is involved and it is grown on small land holding or “coffee gardens”. Most of the farms are in isolated areas, where the need for pesticides or synthetic fertilisers is very rare to be used and the coffee is “organic”.

By the 1970s, a government initiative had resulted in coffee being cultivated on small co-operative-run farms. Most of the coffee grown in Papua New Guinea today is on small land holdings, or ‘coffee gardens’, with a large percentage of the population involved in its production. Many farms are located in isolated areas, where there is seldom any need for pesticides or synthetic fertilisers to be used, and much of the coffee is certified as ‘organic’. (Needs paraphrase – and reference.

The early European planters who established the industry, made partnerships with customary landowner groups as mentioned above and other village coffee farmers by providing support services, centralised processing and assisting villagers to plant coffee. As a result, Papua New Guinea had a reputation for producing premium quality coffee and consistently supplied overseas markets.

Facts of Papua New Guinea’s Coffee Industry

PNG’s total population is 7.3 million, and 80% of the people reside in rural areas . PNG accounts for 1% of total global coffee production. Coffee is cultivated in 17 out of the 22 provinces covering the four regions of PNG: Highlands, Momase, Southern and the New Guinea Islands regions.

PNG Coffee Plants

As far as coffee plant varietals go, there are many kinds of coffee plants grown in PNG, including Arusha, Caturra, Bourbon, and Blue Mountain. Out of the two major growing regions in PNG, it is the Western Highlands specifically that narrowly win the prize of the top coffee production in the country. 

Blue Mountain coffee plants are predominantly grown in the Western Highlands region.The seeds of this varietal were directly brought from the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica to the island in the beginning of its coffee history. This coffee is hailed as one of the best coffees from Papua New Guinea.