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PNG Eastern Highlands Lamari PSC AX Washed

Origin Papua New Ginea (PNG) /

Altitude 1700-2000 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Arusha Blue Mountain Bourbon & Typica /

Product Code 5960

About PNG Eastern Highlands Lamari PSC AX Washed

Lamar is sourced through our long-term partners theColbranfamily at Baroida Estate in PNG’s Eastern Highlands. For many years the Colbransserved as collectors and agents for large multinational exporters. In 2010, MTC and the Colbran family joined in a unique specialty coffee partnership, with the aim to bypass the large exporters to focus on directly exporting unique, small lot specialty coffees.

Lamar is one of the core products from the Colrbans. The coffee is sourced from a vast network of small-holder producers throughout the Lamari Valley in the Obura-Wonenaradistrict of PNG’s Eastern Highlands. Although a parchment-sourced ‘PSC’ (Premium Small-Holder Coffee) grade, Lamari’squality is remarkably high, this is a direct result of years of extension services with small producer groups to ensure quality-focused picking, pulping, sorting, fermentation and drying.

The coffee is grown, processed & dried by smallholder growers and sold as parchment to a collection station at the Colbran’smill. The best quality lots are separated for MTC, hulled, graded and prepared for export. The coffee is prepared to custom specifications, far exceeding theexportspecsforPSCgrades for both visual and cup standards.

Baroida Estate is located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea and was founded by Ben Colbran, in the 1960s. Ben first purchased the land from a native man named Taro & they were amongst the first people to cultivate crops in these valleys.

About Papua New Ginea (PNG)

Papua New Guinea shares the eastern portion of the large island of Indonesia and comprises of 600 islands situated just below the equator and to the north of Australia.

In some parts, PNG has hardly changed in centuries and is wild-n-rugged; it has high mountains, tropical rain forests, grassy plains, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Most of the popluation still live in tribal villages, amny unconnected by roads. A tribe will not wander into another tribe’s territory for fear of inciting tribal warfare, which is still commonly fought with bows and arrows.

PNG has some of the world’s last tropical rain forests. Subsistence agriculture is very commonly practised throughout at 98% and with permanent crops at only 1.4% of arable land. Subsistence agriculture is still commonly practiced by the many. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australian 1975, and is a Commonwealth Country.

The highlands form the back-bone of the Country, with its high altitude and cooler climate is perfect for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica Coffee. 70% of the population are still dependant on subsistence agriculture with small plots of coffee trees. Pure economics dictate traditional and natural farming procedures as chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are both unknown and unobtainable because of cost and logistics. Resulting in coffee with naturally low levels of caffeine and acidity, with absolutely no trace elements of chemicals and pollutants. This fact is verified by independent Australian and European laboratories.