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April Coffee of the Month –Papua New Guinea Coffee

Papua New Guinea – Medium Roast

Papua New Guinea CoffeeOur Papua New Guinea coffee is one of our most popular coffees which is entirely understandable given it’s undertones that provide hints of cocoa. It has a medium to full body and is considered by many to be among the finest and most expensive coffee in the world. Most of PNG’s arabica coffee comes from trees that were uprooted in Jamaica (Blue Mountain) and replanted in PNG.

Our Papua New Guinea Coffee

Papua New Guinea CoffeeAccording to the Department of State’s website (click the link if you’d like to read all the in depth details on PNG), PNG is roughly the size of the state of California and has around 6.3 million people. It has three official languages (English, Tok Pisin, and Motu) as well as close to 860 other languages which plays a huge part in the overall fragmentation of the country and it’s people. Another topic of note is that PNG only has 49.3% literacy.

Papua New Guinea CoffeePapua New Guinea is known as a country ripped in pieces by civil war, lawlessness and poverty. Yet in the last few years, thanks to many factors including sustainable coffee purchasing, Papua New Guinea has started down the road to recovering it’s economy and government corruption. It’s a long road ahead, but we have helped immensely and can continue to help just through responsible purchasing.

Jeff’s blog post on Monday will make a great point: Don’t buy coffee at a price that negatively affects the coffee farmers and then throw money their way later on to sooth your conscience. Instead, feel confident and proud that you are not only helping these people monetarily through your purchasing, but working together with them in sustainable practice. It truly blesses both you and them to think about it that way, and that is the truth! Instead buy ethical coffee from a coffee club like our Coffee Lover’s Club!

That’s it for this one! Thanks for reading.

Dan – CICR

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