Papua New Guinea natural Arabica Plantation Sigri A

citric & bright, silky, tropical fruit, acetico, pineapple, quince
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SCA Score 86.75
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Spot: Vollers Hamburg
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Unit of Measure GrainPro bags of 60kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Bag Type Grain Pro
Crop 23/24
Acidity 5.000000
Flavor 5.000000
Batch 103088.2
Variety Typica & Arusha
Region Waghi Valley, Western Highlands
Process Natural
Producer Sigri Plantation
SCA Score 86.750000
Body 4.000000

Coffee is relatively new to Papua New Guinea, being commercially planted since the 1950s only. The Sigri Plantation was one of the first farms that started with the professional cultivation of coffee. It was founded by the famous crocodile hunter (and coffee farmer) Tome Cole, and then it was subsequently sold to WR Carpenters. Today it comprises 122 ha and is internationally recognized for producing high-quality coffees.

The farm is at some 1,525 masl in the flat Waghi Valley located in the Jiwaka Province. The Waghi River runs across the valley, whose volcanic soil is nutrient-rich and very fertile, thus providing ideal conditions for the Jiwaka people to farm tea and coffee as cash crops.

All plantings on the farm are Arabica, with varieties such as Typica and Arusha. 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 concerns: community activities, aiding schools, churches, and medical facilities. They undertake road and bridge maintenance for the use of the community and have founded several elementary schools of which one was sponsored by List + Beisler.

What comes to your mind when thinking about Papua New Guinea? Most likely not a whole lot as this remote country remains one of the least discovered ones. Located north of the Australian tip, marking the eastern border to the Pacific Ocean, this country stuns with its cultural diversity. More than 850 languages managed to establish themselves in this country. Not surprisingly, PNG is also one of the most rural countries in the world. Scientists also believe that PNG may still hold numerous undiscovered plants, animals, and indigenous peoples in its lush jungles. Reasons enough to pay more attention to coffees from this stunning and untamed land.

Coffee is a relative newcomer to Papua New Guinea considering that the commercial coffee production in the country dates back to 1926/1927 when the first Jamaica Blue Mountain seeds were planted. Making up a share of approx. 70% of the coffee production is largely characterized by small farmers with landholdings that grow as little as 20 trees per plot in so-called "coffee gardens" alongside subsistence crops. The country is generally dominated by fragmented mountain ranges, steep valleys, and plateaus that are difficult to access.

Since many of the smallholder farmers live in such remote places, their coffee must be picked up by airplanes on grass landing strips, or for those lucky enough to have road access, trucked to the nearest town – often struggling with broken axles from the trip. The typical village-based grower in PNG uses no synthetic fertilizer or chemical pesticides. Leaf-fall from the trees which shade it, together with the skin and pulp of his freshly processed crop provide natural and nutrient-rich mulch.

In order to process his coffee, the farmer uses either his own small hand-operated pulping machine or brings his coffee cherries to central washing stations. Nevertheless, also larger farms such as the Sigri and neighboring Kigabah Plantation are part of the exciting coffee culture in PNG. In general, PNG coffees stand for exciting complexity, truly spinning you once around the flavor wheel.


COFFEE REGIONSEastern Highlands, Western Highlands, Simbu Province
COFFEE ALTITUDES1,000 – 1,900 masl.
VARIETIESBourbon, Typica, Arusha
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
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