Coffee from PNG Highlands; Samoa’s exporter of the year at Fine Food

Namalu Coffee

The Namalu Coffee team at Pasifika in March 2018

Papua New Guinea’s Namalu Coffee is bringing their full spectrum of flavoured coffees along with their pure PNG Highlands-grown coffee to the Fine Food New Zealand show in Auckland next week.

“We are delighted to offer our customers a unique selection of fresh ground coffee flavours including Blue Mountain coffee (medium roast), Espresso coffee (dark roast); Irish cream-flavoured coffee (medium/light roast); Caramel-flavoured coffee (medium/light roast); Vanilla hazelnut coffee (medium/light roast); and Coconut-flavoured coffee (medium/light roast),” says Company Secretary Elaine Amos.

A family business, Namalu Coffee Limited comes from the heart of the Highlands region in PNG and is based in Lae, Morobe Province.

Ms Amos and husband and co-owner Jack Timothy Amos sampled and sold their coffee range to Kiwis who were fascinated by the different flavoured coffees at PTI NZ’s Pasifika Business Market during the Pasifika Festival in Auckland last March. The company is an alumnus of the PTI Path to Market programme.

Namalu already exports coffee outside PNG, besides distributing within their own country.

Describing Namalu Coffee Ms Amos says, “The Coffee we will offer is typical Arabica beans and have naturally lower levels of caffeine. Many of the trees grown in PNG were originally grown from Blue Mountain Coffee Beans. This means higher quality coffee with rich aroma and taste; a delightful smooth taste. The coffee is exceptionally low-acid and richly aromatic.”

Ms Amos says she is looking forward to Namalu’s participation at the Fine Food New Zealand show as part of the next stage of the Path to Market programme.

“The Participation will give us more opportunities to learn about the competition and the market in general, the tradeshow will offer a great platform for Namalu Coffee to introduce their goods to the Market.

During the Pasifika Business Market, she told Pacific Periscope, “The role PTI is playing is really important for all Pacific Islands as a whole, because this will economically develop and promote Pacific Islands exports, investments, tourism and creating international markets.”

For more information please contact: Joe Fuavao, PTI Trade Development Manager on joe.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz

Savai’i Popo

Savai’i Popo Samoa’s premium grade, award winning canned coconut cream will be showcased by Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand at the Fine Food New Zealand show in Auckland.

Savai’i Popo’s Asiata Alex Brunt with the award and Samoa Association of Manufacturers & Exporters (SAME)’s Colin Stringer. Photo courtesy: Leniuprotography

It’s another tick for for Krissy Company Limited, manufacturers and owners of Savai’i Popo who were recently named Samoa’s Exporter of the Year at the 2018 Samoa Exporter of the Year Awards.  KCL took three top awards winning Best Value-Added Export and Best Export Marketing.

Savai’i Popo sells 400ml canned coconut cream and Palusami, a 400gm canned delicacy of coconut cream and taro leaves. The company prides itself on being 100% Samoa. Fair Trade and Biogro certified.

KCL have been contracted since 2015 to supply coconut cream to New Zealand’s Little Island Coconut Creamery niche ice block making company.  It’s one endorsement of KCL’s ongoing commitment to producing high quality products and Samoa’s ability to meet regular supply through its agricultural industry.

Savai’i Popo is owned by KCL under the umbrella of the Ah Liki Investment Group.

General Manager of Krissy Company Limited (KCL) Asiata Alex Brunt told Sunday Samoan publication (17 June 2018) he was proud of his team and their work over the years.

KCL is exporting Savai’i Popo Coconut cream and Palusami along with other snack products to New Zealand, Australia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, as well as supplying their local market.  They are wanting to expand into the USA over the coming months Asiata said.

Company representative Shabneel Vishwaal said, “We employ 60 staff and plan to double this number in the next 12 months as we embark on new opportunities in the Agricultural sector.”

KCL has grown from humble beginnings to becoming an award winning leading manufacturer in Samoa.  It started manufacturing goods such as sausages, salted beef, bacon and ham, which were previously only imported. They then moved into extruded snack manufacture and tissue paper.

They started with canned corned beef and then coconut cream and palusami, helping grow Samoa’s agricultural sector.

For more information please contact: Joe Fuavao, PTI Trade Development Manager on joe.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz

 

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