The Madan Plantation is located in Jiwaka Province in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The estate was developed by an Australian on marsh land acquired from the government in the 1960ís. After living on and managing the farm for many years, the estate developer retired to Australia in the 1990ís. Over the next several years, Madan was managed by a number of different entities until it was finally acquired by Highlands Arabicas Limited in 2003. Madan is one of the few privately-owned coffee estates in Papua New Guinea and is widely considered one of the gems of the nation's coffee industry.
The plantation is 500 hectares (1,235 acres), with three strains of Arabica coffee under cultivation: Typica - Blue Mountain (90%), Arusha (6%), and Mundo Novo (4%). The farm has modern wet and dry milling facilities, ample nurseries, and housing for both seasonal and full-time employees. In addition to coffee, approximately 50 hectares of the farm is currently under tea production (primarily for regional markets).
The plantation and mill employ well over 500 seasonal and fulltime people. Because of its altitude and tropical climate, the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea produces a year-round "fly-crop" of coffee, though the primary harvest season spans from February to July.
Madan Plantation is Rainforest Alliance Certified, a testament to the company's commitment to people (social),
planet (environment) and
profits (economic sustainability).