Papua New Guinea


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Product description

Since its introduction in the 20th century to Papua New Guinea, cacao went from being grown by a few plantations to becoming a cash crop grown by small holder farmers in different regions. Nowadays over one million cocoa farmers contribute to the production of more than 40 thousand tons of cocoa beans. Through national and international efforts, the quality and diversity of PNG cacao has received increased exposure and recognition.

Net weight 62 kg
Weight N/A

Asia Pacific


Papua New Guinea


Madang region


500gr Sample, 62kg Bags

Cocoa type


Flavour Profile

Acidity, Cacao, Caramel/Panela, Fresh Fruit, Leather, Smoky, Spice, Woody

Region and Country

Markham District, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea


The Markham River valley is a wide, sparsely populated area that encompasses a considerable amount of level agricultural land in the lower reaches. Once an area exclusively dedicated to cocoa plantations, it has also been developed for peanut cultivation and cattle farming. Markham Organic Cocoa organizes exports for smallholder cocoa and coffee farmers in the area. The producers cultivate organic cocoa by default but are not certified by an official body. There are 35 small local fermentaries to which these farmers are affiliated. By exporting through Markham Organic, farmers share directly in the profits of their sales without going through middlemen. The first overseas export ever of these farmers was purchased by Daarnhouwer and was widely covered by local media as an example of how farmers can improve their income by becoming a part of local farmer organizations.


April – July (main harvest) October – December (mid-crop)


SG2 and Tokiala hybrids which contain Upper Amazonian and Trinitario genetics

Post Harvesting Process

Central fermentation in tiered wooden boxes during 5 to 6 days; turned every 24 hours. Solar drying is done on raised tables or on drying beds with hot air which are controlled to prevent smoke taint.


Medium to heavy body with strong notes of fruit and smoked oak wood, slight vanilla and a nutty finish.

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