Country: Papua New Guinea
Region: Bena Bena Valley
Varietal: Arusha, Typica
Cooperative: Korofeigu Farmers Coop
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,900 MASL
Cupping Notes: Brown Sugar, Nougat, S’mores, Pipe Tobacco
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: The Korofeigu Cooperative Society is made up of 97 individual producers who own a collective area of 276 acres of shade grown coffee. Korofeigu coffee production goes back to the mid 1940s, when several different villages in the area were encouraged to begin producing coffee by the government of Papua New Guinea. At the same time, a group of teenagers from these same villages were selected for a new coffee production training program designed to help bring generational stability to the rural Korofeigu region. Initially the success was mixed, but over time their coffee plots began to produce more and more. Gradually over time coffee became the chief agricultural commodity in Korofeigu, where they have been trading and exporting their crop since the 1960s. Today, coffee as a whole provides a living for a third of Papua New Guinea’s population and is the single most profitable agricultural export.
We’re happy to share the efforts of the Korofeigu Cooperative with roasters. In this organic lot we get notes of Brown Sugar, Nougat, S’mores, and Pipe Tobacco.