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“This means we are able to use the whole bean without any additional cocoa butter, which has resulted in a very pure, rich taste,” says David Peate, managing director of Paradise Foods. The company produces gourmet chocolate under the Queen Emma brand, named after a 19th-century businesswoman of Samoan royal lineage, who owned cocoa and coconut plantations around Kokopo, in East New Britain. Emma Coe, popularly known as Queen Emma, had a reputation as a beautiful and seductive lover of the good life – an appropriate name for a chocolate. In fact, leading PNG chef, Gavin Wilcock, once described the Queen Emma dark coverture as having “a biting, beautiful flavour that makes the palate beg for red wine’’. But if you want a great coffee first, the PNG Highlands are blessed with the perfect blend of fertile land, temperatures, dedicated growers and expert roasters to produce some of the world’s best brews. Try Patrick Killoran’s Banz Kofi, a signature blend of freshly roasted Arabica beans. The Mount Hagen company selects top-quality beans from villagers who cultivate crops according to traditional methods. It’s all part of Killoran’s mission to provide “a divine coffee experience”.

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Paradise: the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini, July/August 2016  

The July/August 2016 Issue (Vol 4, 2016) of 'Paradise' magazine, the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Gu...

Paradise: the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini, July/August 2016  

The July/August 2016 Issue (Vol 4, 2016) of 'Paradise' magazine, the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Gu...