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Papua New Guinea's Coffee Context I wrote a brief blog before travelling to Papua New Guinea for the first time. Now I am back after a short trip to the Highlands, and thought that my armchair article (here) could benefit from a recap. There are a few points I made which deserve different emphasis. Not so much misstatements as understatements, lacking in context. And so, those of you interested in smallholder specialty coffees from PNG, read on for context. --  Jake Elster, Crop to Cup Coffee Importers. August 5th 2016.  on airstrip coffee and geography Unlike other coffee-growing areas I’ve been too, once you get there, PNG is incredible accessible. Ninety percent of the country’s coffee comes from the Highlands region, which stretches between the Southern Highlands, Western...
Papua New Guinea's Coffee Denominator The coffee denominator How to talk coffee in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG) has over 800 languages. This fact is cited so often because it’s one simple phrase that speaks to the island’s incredible diversity of language and culture, in crops and climates. To describe such a country risks oversimplification, but if you were looking for one word to describe modern-day PNG then ‘Kofi’ might not be a bad choice. It means ‘coffee’ in almost every local language (such as Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu), employs one out of every three people in PNG and is the sole source of income for up to 400,000 households. Coffee cuts through clans, languages and geography, connecting remote regions to one...
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