October 11, 2017
Meeting Molock Terry
Last month we had the opportunity to host Molock Terry, of the Unen Choit Coffee Cooperative in Papua New Guinea, in our new roastery.
This wasn’t the first time our team had the pleasure of meeting Molock; our Business Development manager, Zoe, met him in Sumatra in November 2016. Zoe met many growers from Papua New Guinea on that trip but noted at the time that Molock was particularly memorable. He was one of the friendliest people she had ever met, and he had one of the firmest hand shakes she had ever encountered. That was the first time Molock had ever left PNG.
Molock Terry, taking notes at a processing workshop in Papua New Guinea - May 2017.
Our Managing Director Mike had an opportunity to met Molock in person in May, earlier this year. He confirmed he indeed does have a very strong handshake! Mike was in PNG to work with over 30 leaders of 10 coffee cooperatives from across the country to improve their understanding of various techniques to improve their green bead quality.
So it was an absolutely pleasure for our whole team to finally put a face to the name, on Molock’s second ever international journey, and show him what we do with his cooperatives beans all the way at the other end of the supply chain. We also had the opportunity to catch up on what’s going on in Papua New Guinea and how things are in his hometown in the Highlands.
We’d like to say a massive thank you Fairtrade New Zealand for coordinating the meeting (and for joining us for a cuppa + Fairtrade family photo).
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