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    PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

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    PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Here is another old favorite revisited. *This years crop of New Guinea peaberry is even better than last year (or maybe Im just roasting it better!). *Full of body and a wicked aroma that your neighbours can smell coming out of the *grinder.

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    ++ Check the Fastway locator for availability to your area. *Select Geelong as the "local", put your postcode and 5kg as the weight. *If you see the satchel option then you can use the Fastway courier service. You will need to supply a business address to ensure someone is there to accept the delivery. http://tinyurl.com/apl9f

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*



    IMPORTANT NOTE

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Hi Andy,

    Is this coffee from the PNG Sigri estate?

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    No not from that estate (which has been good in the past). I really think this one is the best PNG peaberry we have had to date (and wish I had have kept some Sigri to cup side by side)

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Andy,

    Is there a particular reason why the coffee estate info is sometimes not listed in the polls?

    Rob

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    There are a few reasons...

    Nearly all the coffee samples are identified by a "lot code number" that mean something to the importer (and not me!). I have developed a preference for blind samples as I cannot show bias due to previous origins.

    Sometimes the beans are harvested from a region of smaller farms, then combined and graded. Often these are far better in the cup than a single estate that tends to include a broader range of quality in a lot.

    and the last reason is.... most of the suppliers just dont include enough information for the geeky CSrs. :) Sometimes when the bags arrive I get additional estate information printed on the bag (which I should/will pass back to the poll thread).

    A.

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Thanks for that in-depth explanation, Andy.

    Im guessing some suppliers (here I mean locally-based importers who supply CS) deal mainly with exporters who deal with co-ops of growers . . . and some suppliers deal more directly with the co-ops/ plantations/farms? That must also confuse things.

    It would be fantastic to have photos of the bags added to the polls or knock-box listings once theyve arrived ::) (My database has a special section for this). I see there used to be coffee bag pics in the distant past, before my time . . . Some of them are real works of art. Is there any chance Mr Bean??

    Cheers,

    Rob


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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    I too would enjoy seeing pics of the bags etc from the different regions. A lot of my attraction to the world of coffee is about the fact that coffee is a crop, grown by farmers in far off lands, that ends up in my house in the same state that it left the farmer. Something about the purity of it all appeals to me greatly.

    To expand on the concept of "where it came from", I was thinking it would be interesting (and uber geeky) to have a Google Earth map link to the satellite view of the actual estate where the coffee was grown. (for those CS coffees that can be verfied in exact origin).

    It would have to be the approaching the ultimate coffee geek/snob experience to be sitting at your computer sipping on a fresh brew and zooming in on a sattelite view of the farm(s) where it was grown... Of course it could take a while if your blends have many SO beans in them... :)


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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Hi All,

    The coffee growing industry in PNG is a very unique one when compared with the usual Estate type coffees we would normally have offered here on CS. Typically in PNG, coffee is grown in a collection of privately owned gardens, some as small as the average Aussie backyard. All of this coffee is collected, weighed and then sorted before trucking off to the nearest collection point before on-shipping to the contracted processing plant where it may be either dry or wet processed depending on the plant setup.

    Its as a result of this unique growing and gathering method that a lot of this high-grown coffee possesses such a wide range of nuances in the cup, to say nothing of the huge variability in soil types from one side of a mountain to another a couple of valleys away. Pretty well all coffee grown in this way is organically grown as no herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or fertilisers are used and never have been used. I lived and worked in PNG for more than 15 years several years ago and even back then, the coffee I managed to get hold of was absolutely superb and very addictive..... too much was never enough, as they say ;),

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Closed this one off... bags are full.

    These will be invoiced Thursday night.

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1149909573/0#8 date=1150174726
    Hi All,

    The coffee growing industry in PNG is a very unique one when compared with the usual Estate type coffees we would normally have offered here on CS. Typically in PNG, coffee is grown in a collection of privately owned gardens, some as small as the average Aussie backyard. All of this coffee is collected, weighed and then sorted before trucking off to the nearest collection point before on-shipping to the contracted processing plant where it may be either dry or wet processed depending on the plant setup.

    Mal.
    Thanks for the info, Mal.

    Does this mean the growers function as a co-op, or do they individually sell their crop to the next link in the chain (whoever processes the beans)?

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Quote Originally Posted by Robster link=1149909573/0#10 date=1150270635
    Thanks for the info, Mal.

    Does this mean the growers function as a co-op, or do they individually sell their crop to the next link in the chain (whoever processes the beans)?

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Hi Rob,

    It actually varies quite a bit, from one village to the next and even within a village. There are some co-ops set up in the more established coffee growing areas but even within these areas and depending where we are actually talking about, there can be a number of individual arrangements within these areas because of geographical constraints that serve to prevent simple access to/from collection hubs and/or processing plants. In some areas the surrounding terrain is so difficult, that for casual observers like you or me, it would seem to be almost impossible to negotiate ones way through it or over it..... talking fast flowing rivers in deep gorges, chasms, extremely steep and slippery ascents/descents, really thick and difficult bush.... and the list goes on. Of course, the local people take all this in their stride, having lived in this country for thousands of years.

    In some areas though, the need for cash has diverted interest away from cash-crops like coffee into more lucrative exploits, such as growing marijuana. Its a really interesting country though, even if access into some parts of it are next to impossible, and when you consider the significant obstacles to getting goods in and out some of these places, it speaks volumes for the determination of the people living there, to try and do something to improve their collective situations. Cant knock the final product though, havent had a bad coffee yet made with PNG beans :),

    Mal.

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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Cant knock the final product though, havent had a bad coffee yet made with PNG beans
    Hmmm... interesting point. Dont think I have either. Shhhh... dont tell the world, charbucks will buy the whole next season and we will miss-out.

    I think the only reason PNG doesnt make a bigger noise on the world stage is that their grading system is err... umm... erratic...

    but ooohhhh the coffee IS GOOD.


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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    Polls now closed. Invoicing for these beans will start tonight.


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    Re: PNG Peaberry 2006 crop $8/kg*

    this is just a message so that I can pm about my order...



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