Highlands Arabicas Limited / New Guinea Traders, LLC is a Papua New Guinea-headquartered people-oriented agribusiness and coffee and tea trading agency. The company was founded in the late 1990's, and it has grown coffee on tribal estates since commencing operations. In 2003, the firm purchased the Madan Estate, a coffee and tea plantation roughly 20 kilometers outside of Mount Hagen, the capital and largest city of the Western Highlands Province.
The company employs over 400 local people in the Western Highlands Province, providing a rare source of consistent employment in the region. Highlands Arabicas Limited pays its employees well for high quality work and actively continues to look for ways to improve the lives of our workers, their families, and our surrounding community. Please check out our Origin Projects as well as our philanthropic efforts through Na Wokabaut for more details. The company also maintains a comprehensive trading, finance, and sales office in Washington State, USA (New Guinea Traders, LLC).
The mission of Highlands Arabica Limited is to use agricultural and business expertise, as well as first-hand knowledge of tribal culture, to partner with indigenous Papua New Guineans (tribes and clans) in order to successfully, consistently and honestly produce, process, and market high quality coffee from both proprietary Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E. Practices coffee estates, as well as tribally and family-owned coffee holdings.
The company can ship containers of green coffee from the Port of Lae, PNG to virtually any point in the world, and is skilled at customizing orders for individual customers. If you are a roaster interested in buying full container loads of green coffee, please contact us. The company can also supply North American roasters interested in buying less-than-container loads, and will work with you to meet your needs large and small (with no minimums!). To get a sense of our current SPOT offerings, click here.