Papua New Guinea Organic Timuza A Ecotact
Grower: Namuar/Timuza Coffee Cooperative 200 members
Region: Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Variety: Arusha, Mundo Novo and Typica
Altitude: 1420-1600 meters
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
Soil: Volcanic loam
The Timuza Coffee Cooperative represents over 200 small-holder farmers of the
Kamano tribal group, located southwest of Kainantu in the hamlets surrounding
Namura town. The soils are are a mix of black & brownish red loam, with
predominately traditional typica grown under casuarina and albizia shade trees.
Average farm size is 1.4 hectares per family, with adjacent gardens for
cultivation of food crops such as sweet potato, taro, and cassava. Farmers have
received training and assistance in financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and standards for processing through local partners. The harvest takes place from April through September, with selective harvest of ripe cherry, manually pulping, fermentation in traditional bilum bags, washing, and full sun-drying. In 2016, Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition.
Tasting Notes: Orange zest, black cherry, maple, buttery