Papua New Guinea

Location

Kamano-Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province

Altitude

5000 to 6000 feet above sea level

Varieties

Arusha, Typica and Mundo Novo

Process

Fully Washed

Drying

Sun dried on Patios


The Timuza Coffee Cooperative represents about 260 small-holder farmers of the Kamano tribal group, located southwest of Kainantu in the hamlets surrounding Namura town. The soils are a mix of black and brownish red loam, with predominately traditional typica grown under casuarina and albizia shade trees. Average farm size is 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) per family, with adjacent gardens for cultivation of food crops such as sweet potato, taro and cassava. Farmers have received training and assistance in financial management, gender equality, coffee husbandry and standards for processing through local partners. The harvest takes place from April through September, with selective harvest of ripe cherry, manual pulping, fermentation in traditional bilum bags, washing and full sun-drying. In 2016, Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition.