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. Average farm size is 1.4 hectares 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., Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition. Wait, in case you missed that, let me type it again: Timuza placed 1st in the National Cupping Competition. Pretty impressive considering how much coffee comes out of Papua New Guinea!
This award winning organic selection stands out as unusually complex, with a profile more like coffee from it’s neighbors, though this may be a result more from the mixture of bean sizes used. A/X grade coffee is a mixture of sizes from large to medium, though it is still carefully screened for defects just like A grade coffee. We enjoyed this coffee most roasted on a darker profile since it’s dense enough to take the heat, right around Full City+ and even up to Vienna. It’s rich and silky with a pleasant spiciness and warm notes of brown sugar, tangerine, peach and lime.