ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Reveller will make your taste buds dance with its lively combination of caramel, ripe stone fruits and blueberries. Perfect for your alternative brewing adventures. This blend on the sweeter and slightly fruitier side is made up of a Kenyan, Ethiopian and PNG coffees. We chose this blend to show you the sweeter side of how blends can be made.
History of PNG Coffee:
The anthropological history of PNG is fascinating, but this is a page about coffee, so: Germans and British colonised Papua New Guinea in the 19th century, with the Germans toward the north and Brits in the south, where they planted coffee in and around Port Moresby in order to sell it to the Australian market. In the 1920s, commercial coffee production was increased through the introduction of Typica coffee from Jamaica, a variety commonly known as Blue Mountain. As was common in most coffee-growing areas of the Pacific Islands, most of the coffee production was from a handful of large European- or Australian-owned estates, with labor coming from the local indigenous population.
Today, while there are still estates and plantations, the majority of coffee production comes from smallholder farmers, each with around 1–2 hectares called “gardens” in which they grow small amounts of coffee as well as whatever else a family or community might need for use or sale. Less than 3 percent of the country is used for commercial agriculture, and forest makes up more than 63 percent of Papua New Guinea’s landscape.
ABOUT THIS ROASTER
Bancroft Roasters is the brainchild of a coffee roaster who has spent his life immersed in the industry. Steven Novello has been passionate about both great coffee and great service since his first steps as a barista, owning multiple successful cafes, managing some of the largest coffee companies in Australia, and now operating his own roastery. As an experienced espresso machine technician, trainer, and customer representative, there are very few roles in the coffee world that he hasn't officially undertaken. The only time he’s not talking about coffee is when he’s drinking it. Extremely determined, he is constantly pushing the boundaries to see what’s possible in the development of flavours and people.
In early 2019, a chance encounter with two similarly motivated industry peers led to collaboration. A shared passion for quality coffee and the advancement of the roasting profession developed into a business opportunity, and the first pieces of what would become Bancroft Roasters started to take shape. Over the next two years Steve gathered his associates - like-minded coffee roasters with a similar drive to his own - established committed relationships with quality coffee growers in Africa, India, South America and Papua New Guinea, and sought out the best coffee roasting equipment the world had to offer. Countless hours of roasting, brewing, and tasting later, and Bancroft Roasters was born.
The result is a coffee roastery that takes quality and sustainability seriously in every aspect of its operations. Throughout the entire supply chain - growing, processing, shipping, roasting, packing, and even delivery - Bancroft Roasters has implemented strategies that minimise the negative impacts we have on the world and its people and instead promote growth. We partner with growers over the long term and pay a fair price for our coffee, backing initiatives at origin that provide social support to their communities. Our roastery is energy efficient, with an OH&S programme and maintenance schedule that demonstrate care for both our staff and equipment. Our packaging is recyclable, and we are continually searching for new ways to make our products and operations respectful to our environment.
While Bancroft Roasters represents the culmination and consolidation of a great deal of industry experience across a bunch of passionate people, we are only just beginning this exciting journey into the development of coffee.