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Single Origin (PNG Highlands) Fully Washed.

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These handsome A grade beans are sourced from  AAK Co-Operative Growers  in the Eastern Highlands of PNG. A product of 4 varietals of fine arabica coffee, produced at 1500m high altitude. Hand picked, fully washed beans of truly micro lots from small growers.
We love their most perfect shaped, well developed profile.  They roast up a treat and are well worth the good money we pay for such A grade beans.

Discover fine notes of dark choc and berry, with plum or nectarine sweetness.

Read on for an indepth story of the real fair trade interaction and support for these family growers with our Importer.

Our Australian based Importer has developed a long and close relationship with the Co-op, maintaining quality, sustainability and relationships (with a dedicated person based there.) The AAK Co-Op or the Apo Angra Kange Co-operative Society started in the 60’s with the vision to give people a better life and build a future for their children. Today, the co-op has roughly eighteen hundred coffee growers, each with an average of 30 – 60 coffee trees. As the co-op has grown, community spirit and solidarity amongst the members has been the foundation of A.A.K ’s longevity. In fact the names that make up A.A.K  all mean’ brotherhood’.

The co-op network operates through 65 ‘cluster groups’, each cluster group has a maximum of 35 growers. Members have their own record book kept by the co-op showing the number of trees cultivated, quantities of coffee brought in for processing, its grade and how much was paid. Record keeping is essential for certification of the Common Code for the Coffee Community [4C Project] In a nutshell, 4C is a code of conduct based on principles of sustainability, the environment, social benefits and the exclusion of unacceptable practices such as child labour. A.K.K Co-Operative has over 600 of its farmers 4C certified. The co-op has been running an education programme; a real investment in the next generation. In 2016, over 360 students received free schooling through the co-op. In turn, high performing students can be offered funding for agriculture or accounting degrees.

An evolving credit scheme has made coffee pulpers and agricultural implements easily available to growers. To date, over 120 pulpers are on farms thanks to the scheme. Corrugated iron for roofing is also accessible through credit, part of the vision for every farmer to have an iron roof. Plans are under way for kit houses to become obtainable through a deposit and loan which is backed by a major bank. To keep costs down, the co-op has its own sawmill to produce the housing timber, providing employment and training. Field training network is another benefit that’s tangible to all the members.  All trainers are farmers themselves who have experienced firsthand the benefits of pruning, land management and cherry quality. Everything being taught is based on experience and proven results.

.. its good to be able to share this example of real fair trade and interaction with our nearest coffee growing nation. RZ

Additional information

Weight 0.270 kg
Dimensions 11 × 6.5 × 19 cm
Grind

Whole Bean, Plunger / Filter Grind, Espresso Grind (Aeropress / Stovetop / Domestic Machine), Fine Cafe Espresso, Other – Please Specify

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Zentveld’s Coffee Farm and Roastery acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Bundjalung Nation. We pay respect to the Arakwal people and recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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