Fairtrade bridges the gap

Fairtrade ANZ is working with farmers in Papua New Guinea to improve coffee quality and create a sustainable future for the industry. Coffee is Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) second largest export behind palm oil. The coffee industry employs approximately three million people and will play a major role in the developing country’s economic future.
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Fairtrade hold cupping event in NZ to develop PNG coffee

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand hosted a cupping event to promote Papua New Guinean coffee and assist the growth of the nation’s coffee scene in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 October. Stuart Hargie, a certified Q grader from the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), recently travelled to PNG with Fairtrade to run a coffee grading with farmers in September. He has been supporting Fairtrade ANZ’s coffee quality program for more than 18 months.
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Habina Resource Centre wins 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition

Habina Resource Centre from the Eastern Highlands has won the 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition with a cupping score of 85.45. Judges described the coffee as tasting of “tropical fruit, brown sugar, tea, and bright lemon-lime acidity”. Six other producers also scored above 85, with Kamora from Obura-Wanenara at 85.41, Untoa Kosa from Obura-Wanenara at 85.32, Pandai from the Enga Province at 85.27, Tibunofi from the Eastern Highlands at 85.23, Obura-Wanenara Coffee Cooperative Society at 85.16 points, and Besser from Obura-Wanenara at 85.01 points.
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