The next Pays de Gex delivery will be on Thursday 21st October.
Varietal: Typica & Arusha (100% Arabica)
Processing: Fully washed & dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1440 - 2000 meters above sea level
Region: Districts Lufa and Okapa
Owners: Various smallholder farmers delivering to Mr. Peno Kavori
Tasting notes: green apple, cherry, cranberry with a smooth buttery and chocolate finish
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This lot of coffee was created by blending some of the best lots from Districts Lufa and Okapa -hence, Luoka! While these Eastern Highlands districts are famed for their high grade coffee, they are remote and difficult to get to. This is why Mr Peno Kavori, a local coffee entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience, sends his vehicles to scour the districts, collecting the best beans from small farms, paying fair prices and incentivizing local farmers to produce a quality product.
During the harvest, the coffee cherry is selectively handpicked. Next, it will be hand pulped on the farm and placed into vats to ferment for 24-36 hours. The coffee is washed again. Finally, the parchment coffee taken to the raised beds to dry. It is then transported to Mr Kavori’s dry mill.
Coffee was initially introduced to Papua New Guinea in the late 19th century and is directly linked to the country’s colonial history. Likely, coffee was first grown there, alongside cocoa and coconut trees by Emma Coe Forsayth: a businesswoman and plantation owner of mixed American and Samoan descent. Today, coffee is a major industry for Papua New Guinea, involving nearly half of the total population.
Farming in this country is often conducted on small family farms in a very traditional manner with the use of just organic imputes, rather than expensive synthetic fertilizers. Coffee is grown alongside other produce to increase ‘soil humus’. The produce (plantain, yams, bananas…) is used for personal consumption, while coffee cultivation is often the primary source of income.