Papua New Guinea Purosa – Fair Trade Organic
Cupping Notes: Sweet raw sugar on aroma, good acidity and creamy body, caramel overtones with hints of dried sweet apricot and a slight cocoa note on the finish.
Background: Grown in the Eastern Highlands, specifically Ivangoi, Purosa and Okapa valleys by over 3,000 farmers and certified as FTO (Fair-Trade Organic) 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. Some of the trees which produce our Fair Trade Organic Papua New Guinea 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. Papua New Guinea farms can accommodate two crop cycles per year due to its famously mineral-rich, volcanic topsoil and jungle climate.
Producer: Highlands Organic Agriculture Cooperative (HOAC)
Region: Eastern Highlands: Ivangoi, Purosa & Okapa Valleys
Variety: Bourbon, Typica Hybrids
Altitude: 2,000 – 5,000 ft (600 – 1500m)
Coffee Grading: A/X
Harvest: Year Round, Peaks May – July