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Papua New Guinea (PNG) Purosa FTO A/X

Cane sugar sweetness, medium acidity and creamy body with sweet caramel overtones and a slight cocoa note on the finish.

Some of the trees which produce this PNG are 25+ years old, producing less fruited cherries, but also a higher sugar content than younger crops, which of course translates to a sweeter and more complex cup.

This coffee is excellent for blending and espresso, but please, drink it straight too, as it shines as a straight single origin! It takes a dark roast very well and puffs up nicely after a friendly roasting. It is very well processed and much cleaner in the cup than most Sumatras.

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Product Description


    This is a FTO (Fair-Trade, Organic) Papua New Guinea Purosa A that has flown under the radar for awhile. Grown in the Eastern Highlands, specifically Ivangoi, Purosa and Okapa valleys by over 3,000 farmers and certified as FTO through the Highland Organic Agricultural Cooperative. The majority of farmers here grow their varietals in small gardens within their tribal villages, which have for centuries largely kept intact their individual languages and customs. The lot is pulped and dried in parchment then loaded on trucks to make the muddy trek down dirt roads to Goroka where it is milled, graded and bagged. Exporting is done through the Port of Lae, which is the country’s largest and busiest port. Coffee was first introduced to Papua New Guinea in the early part of the 20th Century; a rather late arrival when compared to neighboring islands. Coffee is deeply embedded within the cultural fabric of Papua New Guinea, where the coffee tree itself is often referred to as the money tree, and coffee beans act as a de facto currency, typically traded amongst the people as a staple commodity in exchange for virtually anything. Incredibly Papua New Guinea farms can accommodate two crop cycles per year due to its famously mineral-rich, volcanic topsoil and jungle climate. Papua New Guinea has some of the best soil, climate and overall growing conditions that have ever been seen; if you put seeds in the ground, it will grow whatever the crop! Somehow Papua New Guinea coffees have flown under the radar of American specialty coffee purveyors, although we suspect this will not be the case for much longer. This is a truly wonderful coffee that should be a regular player in your collection of “house” coffees.
Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Type No
    Elevation 2,000 - 5,000 ft
    Farm Highlands Organic Agriculture Cooperative (HOAC)
    Origin - The Coffee Project
    Farmer over 3,000 farmers
    City No
    Region Eastern Highlands: Ivangoi, Purosa & Okapa Valleys
    Farm Size many small gardens within tribal villages
    Coffee growing area Eastern Highlands, specifically Ivangoi, Purosa and Okapa valleys
    Processing system washed
    Variety Bourbon, Typica hybrids
    Practices Year round but peaks from May to July.
    Climate 60-80 F., 79 inches/yr rainfall, wet season Dec-Apr
    Soil Type Dark Volcanic Sandy Loam
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