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Tairora AX

Papua New Guinea

$48.00 - $20.00



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PROCESS Fully Washed
PRODUCER Baroida Plantation
REGION Tairora, Eastern Highlands
VARIETY Arusha and Mondo Nova
ALTITUDE 1737 meters
TASTES LIKE Baker's Chocolate, Hazelnut, Creamy Body
SIZE 12 ounces whole bean

We cannot guarantee requests for ground coffee.

Located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Tairora sits roughly 25 kilometres southeast of the missionary station Ukarumpa; near to the Aiyura valley. Tairora AX is processed at the Baroida Plantation, founded by Ben Colbran in the early 1960s. Having been handed down three generations, the Baroida Plantation is still managed by the Colbran family to this day.
This particular lot was created by Chris Colbran via the partnership between the Baroida Estate and its surrounding smallholder communities.

Following PNG’s successful bid for independence in 1975, many plantations were divided into smaller coffee farms as part of the wider land reforms. This means today, many producer’s farms are small scale; with most totalling less than one hectare. As well as coffee, many producers grow other crops such as plantain, bananas, yams, sweet potato, cabbage and other traditional foods. Although a large variety of other produce is grown, coffee cultivation is often the sole means of income; with all other fruits and vegetables grown for personal consumption. This makes coffee for many farmers in PNG an important cash crop.

Because of this, in 2005 Chris formed the Tairora and Lamari coffee supply networks; helping to support local farmers by improving infrastructure, pricing and traceability in the local coffee trade. After a successful first five years helping small-hold farmers supply their coffee to exporters, in 2010, the Colbran’s decided to begin processing and exporting their own coffee; turning the Baroida Plantation into a central washing station.