Raggiana Coffee Roasters provides directly trades, ethically sourced coffees from one of the most unique coffee origins on the planet – Papua New Guinea. By collaborating at a farm level in PNG and by instituting some of the most rigorous processing guidelines ever seen in this origin, we are proud to present you with a selection of the finest PNG coffees we have ever tasted.
Our coffees help support free housing, healthcare, clean water, and five free children’s elementary schools for a community of over 3,000 farm workers and their families. This shade-grown farm also provides a natural habitat for over 90 species of birds.
What does “clean and green” mean?
It means our coffees are better for your body and better for the planet! But why?
The Body – Antioxidant rich and low in commonly found toxins
- Rich in Antioxidant CGA
Our coffees contain rich, bountiful amounts of beneficial antioxidant CGA, or chlorogenic acid. Antioxidant-rich coffees like ours work for your body - detoxifying it and helping it fight off disease. CGA has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, various types of cancer, and Parkinson's disease. These coffees also tend to lower blood pressure and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Our coffees underwent something called a CDFA multi-residue screening. This is a combination of tests covering over 150 common pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. The tests follow the widely accepted regulations and standards of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The tests came back clean, or “Not Detected”, for every single chemical, pesticide, mold, heavy metal and toxin in the screen.
- Naturally Low-Acid
Our coffee is naturally low-acid (Ph of 5.31) without any treatment process involved. You can count on our roasts to deliver the smoothest cup of coffee you've ever enjoyed - both in digestion and the incredible natural taste.
The Planet - Shade-Grown Coffee has low environmental impact
- Promotes a Healthier Environment –
Shade grown coffee requires little or no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. The shade trees filter carbon dioxide which causes global warming, and aid in soil moisture retention which minimizes erosion.
- Provides Bird Habitat and Greater Biodiversity –
Migrating bird populations have been in rapid decline since the introduction of “sun” coffee and the consequent destruction of rainforest for more coffee plantations. As many as 90 species of birds have been identified on the shade coffee farms we work with.
- Helps Sustain Rainforests –
Coffee plantations which are chemically dependent suffer from soil depletion and increased erosion. Rainforests are stripped to provide fresh growing ground. Shade coffee farms are far more sustainable.
- Better Taste –
As the coffee beans mature more slowly in the shade, natural sugars increase and enhance the flavor of the coffee.
- Better Health –
Next to tobacco, coffee is sprayed with more chemicals than any other product consumed by humans. Shade grown coffee most often organically grown, free of chemical use.
Medium - Papua New Guinea, Sigri Estate