Tairora began as a collaborative project with Baroida Estate. The estate offers extensive outreach and technical support to their suppliers in order to secure the best cherry in the region. Tairora lots can be sold with full village and supplier traceability. Cherry is sourced from indigenous owners of surrounding coffee gardens. Each season the team inspects their regular suppliers and buy forward contracts of the best cherry in the regions. This ensures the best quality cherry is sold to them and the farmers can then choose to mill their own coffee to parchment.
The cherry coffee is sold to the Baroida wet mill collection point on a daily basis during harvest and the cherry is sorted and checked for quality and the growers are paid on the spot for their cherry. Meticulous separation for quality control helps maintain the high quality of the estate’s coffee. After careful sorting, cherry is pulped on disk pulpers. Then, it dry-ferments in vats for approximately 36 hours. Water is pumped into the vats in a circular motion to naturally agitate the coffee and remove any remaining mucilage. Coffee is then sundried on tarps, where it is turned regularly to ensure even drying.
The highlands of Papua New Guinea form the backbone of the Country, and with its high altitudes and colder climate, it is perfect for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica Coffee. 70% of the population is still dependant on subsistence agriculture, and have small plots of coffee trees amongst their fruit and vegetables. Only traditional and natural farming procedures are used in the highlands, as chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are both unknown and unobtainable because of cost and logistics.
Papua New Guinea shares the eastern portion of the large island of Indonesia and comprises of 600 islands situated just below the equator and to the north of Australia. In some parts, PNG has hardly changed in centuries and is wild-n-rugged; it has high mountains, tropical rain forests, grassy plains, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Most of the population still live in tribal villages, many unconnected by roads. A tribe will not wander into another tribe’s territory for fear of inciting tribal warfare, which is still commonly fought with bows and arrows.
PNG has some of the world’s last tropical rain forests. Subsistence agriculture is very commonly practised throughout at 98% and with permanent crops at only 1.4% of arable land. Subsistence agriculture is still commonly practiced by the many. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australian 1975, and is a Commonwealth Country.
The highlands form the back-bone of the Country, with its high altitude and cooler climate is perfect for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica Coffee. 70% of the population are still dependant on subsistence agriculture with small plots of coffee trees. Pure economics dictate traditional and natural farming procedures as chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are both unknown and unobtainable because of cost and logistics. Resulting in coffee with naturally low levels of caffeine and acidity, with absolutely no trace elements of chemicals and pollutants. This fact is verified by independent Australian and European laboratories.