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Korofeigu, Papua New Guinea

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Organically grown by the Korofeigu Farmer’s Cooperative Society, located in the Bena Bena valley of the Eastern Highlands between Goroka to the west and Henganofi to the east. The Cooperative is comprised of 97 members  with a total cultivation area of 112 hectares. The mountainous, moist cultivation area has loamy soil and a variety of native shade trees.

In early 1945, thirteen teenage villagers from Korofeigu and other close areas were selected to attend a newly created school to learn coffee production. Initially the indigenous population indifferent; in such a bountiful valley, the thinking was that a crop that would take 3 years to harvest a return was a waste of time.  From these small plantings in and around Korofeigu, coffee would become the most important commodity in the development of the New Guinea Highlands. Today it is Papua New Guinea’s most important agricultural crop, directly or indirectly providing the major source of income for a third of the country’s population.

Our source, New Guinea Highlands Coffee Exports, has had business relationships with farmers in the Korofeigu area since their inception in 1992, but members of the company have been trading coffee within the area since the 1960s. Recently, NGHCE along with Lyndon Sabumei (a third generation coffee farmer) have begun a program to assist farmers in obtaining their Organic Certification. This coffee is the product of this initiative, which also provides extension work on HIV/AIDS, financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and certification standards & procedures.

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Amount

1, 2, 3, 4

Frequency

Bi-Weekly, Monthly

Duration

12, 3, 6, recurring

Korofeigu Farmer's Cooperative Society
Washed
Arusha, Blue Mountain
Single Origin
12 oz.
Whole Bean

Organically grown by the Korofeigu Farmer’s Cooperative Society, located in the Bena Bena valley of the Eastern Highlands between Goroka to the west and Henganofi to the east. The Cooperative is comprised of 97 members  with a total cultivation area of 112 hectares. The mountainous, moist cultivation area has loamy soil and a variety of native shade trees.

In early 1945, thirteen teenage villagers from Korofeigu and other close areas were selected to attend a newly created school to learn coffee production. Initially the indigenous population indifferent; in such a bountiful valley, the thinking was that a crop that would take 3 years to harvest a return was a waste of time.  From these small plantings in and around Korofeigu, coffee would become the most important commodity in the development of the New Guinea Highlands. Today it is Papua New Guinea’s most important agricultural crop, directly or indirectly providing the major source of income for a third of the country’s population.

Our source, New Guinea Highlands Coffee Exports, has had business relationships with farmers in the Korofeigu area since their inception in 1992, but members of the company have been trading coffee within the area since the 1960s. Recently, NGHCE along with Lyndon Sabumei (a third generation coffee farmer) have begun a program to assist farmers in obtaining their Organic Certification. This coffee is the product of this initiative, which also provides extension work on HIV/AIDS, financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and certification standards & procedures.

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