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PNG Tairora Cherry PLT AX Washed

Origin Papua New Ginea (PNG) /

Altitude 1 100 masl 700 - 2 /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Arusha Bourbon Typica /

Product Code 6782

About PNG Tairora Cherry PLT AX Washed

Tairora began as a collaborative project between MTC and Baroida Estate.

This coffee is sourced as cherry from surrounding native estate owners; each season the Colbrans inspect their regular suppliers and buy forward contracts of the best fruit in the regions. This ensures the best quality cherry is sold to them and the farmers can then choose to mill their own coffee to parchment. The cherry coffee is bought to the Baroida wet mill collection point on a daily basis during harvest and the cherry is sorted and checked for quality and the growers are paid on the spot for their cherry. Baroida then pulps, ferments, washes and dries the coffee and prepares ready for export.

The Colbrans offer extensive outreach, pre-finance and technical support to their suppliers in order to secure the best fruit in the region. Tairora lots can be sold with full village / supplier traceability.

The cup is clean & fresh, with a creamy full body, orange-like acidity, notes of plum, prune and black tea.

About Papua New Ginea (PNG)

Papua New Guinea shares the eastern portion of the large island of Indonesia and comprises of 600 islands situated just below the equator and to the north of Australia.

In some parts, PNG has hardly changed in centuries and is wild-n-rugged; it has high mountains, tropical rain forests, grassy plains, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Most of the popluation still live in tribal villages, amny unconnected by roads. A tribe will not wander into another tribe’s territory for fear of inciting tribal warfare, which is still commonly fought with bows and arrows.

PNG has some of the world’s last tropical rain forests. Subsistence agriculture is very commonly practised throughout at 98% and with permanent crops at only 1.4% of arable land. Subsistence agriculture is still commonly practiced by the many. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australian 1975, and is a Commonwealth Country.

The highlands form the back-bone of the Country, with its high altitude and cooler climate is perfect for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica Coffee. 70% of the population are still dependant on subsistence agriculture with small plots of coffee trees. Pure economics dictate traditional and natural farming procedures as chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are both unknown and unobtainable because of cost and logistics. Resulting in coffee with naturally low levels of caffeine and acidity, with absolutely no trace elements of chemicals and pollutants. This fact is verified by independent Australian and European laboratories.