Papua New Guinea
Sigri AA

Taste Profile

Strong acidity, full body, intense herbal and slight berry notes, sweet and smooth

 

Background

Coffee in Papua New Guinea has been commercially planted since 1950’s. The Sigri Plantation was one of the first farms that started the professional cultivation of coffee. Today it comprises 122 hectares and is internationally recognized for producing one of the finest coffees in the world. Most of the coffee is Typica varieties which originate from seed of the Jamaican Blue Mountain Typica.

 

The combination of fertile volcanic soil, altitudes of around 1550 meters, cool climate and ample rainfalls create the ideal environment for growing high quality arabica coffee. Moreover, strict rules on fauna protection have been implemented on Sigri Estate in order to create a sanctuary for endangered species under threat.

 

The farm management supports different kinds of social programs: community activities, schools, churches and medical facilities. They undertake road and bridge maintenance for the use of the community and have founded several elementary schools. Furthermore, a Community Relations Officer is involved in projects that enhance womens status in the community in order to promote gender equality.


Region

Waghi Valley, Western Highlands

Farm

Sigri Estate

Varietal

Arusha and Typica

Altitude Range

1550 m

Process

Washed

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