Can you tell me a little bit about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?
Did you know that in Papua New Guinea, coffee is more than just a delicious beverage that doubles up as a much needed wake up call - "it's a way of life". Did you know that the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea employs over 2.5 million people? And that coffee is Papua New Guinea's second largest agricultural export?
The majority of coffee produced in Papua New Guinea is attributed to premium small holders rather than large farms; many of these small holders are subsistence farmers in highland tribes. Their process of producing coffee beans is considered both highly sustainable with an emphasis on quality, and of course is also a a vital source of income. Coffee beans produced by small holders are grown naturally without using chemicals, and involves being handpicked, pulped communally, centrally processed (washed), and then sun dried on patios. These quality coffee beans are graded as PSC, or Premium Stallholder Coffee - "The Laughing Pug is proud to be a part of this process", supporting both small holders in addition to the environment, and of course supporting their consumers too by providing great coffee!
The Laughing Pug Coffee Company's business card - both sides pictured. Loving the minimalist monochrome design!
What products does The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have in their range?
The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have a wide range of products available; including grinds, whole beans, drippies (more on this later), and even grinders and espresso machines. Included within these choices are decaf options, organic fair trade options, and even 'PNG Gold' options. Wide such a wide range, there's bound to be the perfect product for you. Oh, and if you love The Laughing Pug, feel free to purchase a The Laughing Pug t-shirt and publicly show off your newfound love to all! For their full range, click here.
Eddy captured mid-yawn - any wild guesses as to who hasn't had their morning coffee from The Laughing Pug yet?
Can you tell me more about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company's Drippies?
In case you're wondering what a 'drippie' is, the answer is simple - it's literally convenience in a bag. They're "the easiest and most convenient way to enjoy a delicious cup of The Laughing Pug coffee" - drippies are perfect for the world travellers; the campers; the ones on the go and/or pressed for time; the ones craving a great coffee after whipping up a delicious breakfast at home. Drippies are individually packaged and sealed to maintain freshness, but best of all, they're so easy to use that no coffee making skills are involved! The instructions can be found at the back of the packet, or online:
1. Tear open package and drippie pouch.
2. Pull sides open and position on outer sides of coffee cup.
3. Pour hot water over coffee until wet, let drain.
4. Pour hot water in drippie pouch until full; repeat 3-4 times.
5. Toss the pouch. Drink up!
Note: For a video demonstration of how the drippies work, click here.
Thanks Elise for giving us some free drippie samples - these are so good and so convenient!
Where can I buy The Laughing Pug Coffee Company's products?
The easiest way to purchase The Laughing Pug's products is to shop online - why turn down an opportunity to have the products delivered right to your door? Otherwise, The Laughing Pug holds regular stalls at the Art & Craft on the Coast Markets. Although online shopping is convenient, the benefits of going to the markets including getting to chat with the lovely owners of The Laughing Pug, Elise and Dylan, and getting to learn more about their vision for The Laughing Pug. They can also recommend you the perfect product to meet your needs! Held on Sundays, these markets have rotating locations including Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. All markets are held from 8am till 2pm, with ample parking available in surrounding streets.
Broadbeach (Kurrawa Park) - 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
Coolangatta (Queen Elizabeth Park) - 2nd & 4th (& 5th) Sunday of the month
Burleigh Heads (Justins Park) - last Sunday of the month
Eddy and Sam pictured with Elise at The Laughing Pug Coffee Company's stall at the Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Market, right by the water!
Is there anywhere I can enjoy a coffee from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?
Fancy a road trip down to Byron Bay? Well, you will now after knowing that Main Street Burger Bar uses The Laughing Pug coffee to brew perfection in a cup! In addition, there is a new cafe opening up in Broadbeach in April this year, that will also use The Laughing Pug coffee to brew up a (perfect) storm - follow The Laughing Pug on social media to stay tuned for updates.
Photos taken from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company's Facebook page and compiled into a collage.