Papua New Guinea - Korgua Estate AA

Peach, mango, cherry, caramel, honey
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P610618-2
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About This Coffee

This is a washed, AA grade coffee from The Korgua Estate. The estate, which is located on the Kuta Ridge of the Waghi Valley of Papua New Guinea, is owned by second generation coffee producer Brian Leahy. Leahy's father first explored this area in the 1930's, and established Korgua as one of the very first coffee farms in the area. Korgua Estate was created on neutral ground to allow coffee growers from rival tribes to bring their coffees to market without causing disruption.

Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
Region Nebilyer Valley, Western Highlands
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Korgua Estate
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1400m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon, Typica

History of Coffee in Papua New Guinea

Compared to the speed with which Europeans colonized other parts of the world, they seemed to spill over Oceania in slow motion. So, although the highlands of PNG are textbook coffee land, commercial coffee production was not established until 1928. In typical British colonial style, coffee was initially grown on plantations (though atypically planted with Blue Mountain from Jamaica). The history of colonial New Guinea mirrors that of central Africa. Feeling left out of the general expansionist trend, Germany grabbed a portion of northern New Guinea in the late 1800’s and then lost it during WWI. The Japanese invaded PNG during WWII and the island saw fierce fighting for much of the war. For most of the 20th century, administrative responsibility for PNG and its ever evolving configuration (and name) rested with Australia. 

Growing Coffee in Papua New Guinea

Although PNG has often produced more than 1 million bags of coffee annually, the average has dropped below 1 million over the last 10 years. The vast majority of coffee in PNG (95%) is grown in the highland regions near the center of the country. These coffee exhibit the heavy body characteristic of this part of the world along with the savory sweet flavors. Coffee from PNG is graded using a unique matrix that reflects not only screen size but bean shape, defect count, and color in addition to aroma and cup quality with A/X, being the highest quality available. 

  • Region Nebilyer Valley, Western Highlands
  • Farm Name Korgua Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Typica
  • Min Growing Altitude 1400m
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade PNG CA WA AA
  • CTRM Contract Number P610618-2
  • Country of Origin Papua New Guinea
  • Warehouse The Annex

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