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 Expert  729798

Expert in Coffee Processing, Coffee Wastes Treatment, Factory Designs and Layout.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Zealand
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert was for ten years the Principal Research Scientist for 'Coffee Processing' at the Papua New Guinea Coffee Research Institute. With a background in Microbiology and Wastes treatment he was able to apply these areas to significant improvement in the technology of coffee factory systems and methodology. In particular, he was able to develop new and practical low cost ways of dealing with and disposal of coffee wastes. The production of biogas from coffee waste water, the production of feedstuffs from coffee pulp solids and the efficient gasification and direct fired combustion of coffee hulls and husks to the point where wet coffee could be dried with its own production of parchment hulls.



coffee manufacturing


coffee processing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1963   B.Sc.   Industrial Chemistry and Microbiology.   University of Otago New Zealand.   2nd.

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to





Coffee Consultant


Development of the 3rd World Coffee Industry. R & D coffee wastes treatment. This included consultancies to Vietnam, Tanzania, Honduras, India, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea.

1990 to 1999


Coffee Industry Corp of Papua New Guinea


Coffee Processing.


Prin. Res.Scientist & Factory Manager.


Expert was responsible for all matters of coffee harvesting and processing through the Institutes factory handling >20 tonnes/day of research coffee varieties and trials. His particular brief was to develop renewable energy sources from Coffee factory wastes

1979 to 1983


Republic of Vanuatu.


Prime Ministers Office, Central Planning


Officer for Rural Industry & Development.


Expert was in charge of Village & Rural Industry, including coffee. Also Rural Water Supply and Renewable Energy Sources. These included Firewood, Charcoal, Coconut oil to diesel, Solar and Wind engineering.

1983 to 1989


Presbyterian Church of New Zealand.


Sthld Presbytery


Parish Minister


Pastoral Care of Rural Parish.

1966 to 1979


Presbyterian Church of New Zealand


Overseas Missionary Service


Director Southern Islands New Hebrides


Expert as well as being in charge of Ministry in the 5 Southern Islands of the Pacific Island group of the New Hebrides, later Vanuatu. Ran the Village Industry Training Centre Workshops for the Presbyterian Mission. On Independance in 1979, he moved into Government and followed up this work in from the Govt.. Central Planning Office.

Career Accomplishments:

A.N.Z. Assoc Gas Engineers; M.Assoc.Energy Engineers; M.N.Z. Waste Water Assoc.; M.S.F. Applied Microbiology. prev. M.I.E.E.E.


N.Z. auto.Gas Fuels Cert.; N.Z ARC.(Radio operator); N.Z. Electrical Servicemans Cert.

Professional Appointments

Principal Research Scientist; Coffee Processing. P.N.G.; Energy Planner. Prime Ministers Office Republic of Vanuatu.


Queens Silver Jubilee Medal; Services to Industry. New Hebrides. Medal of Merit.

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous publications and Research Reports. P.N.G. C.I.C. Coffee Research Institute.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - P.N.G. C.R.I.  
 - VICOFA Vietnam.  
 - Massey University Palmerston North N.Z.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1979 to 1983   N.Z. Dept of External Affairs   Energy Planner Govt of Vanuatu.   On the Independence of the Republic of Vanuatu, Expert was seconded to the Central Planning Office with responsibility for rural industry Energy and water supplies.
1990 to 1999   Dept of Agriculture P.N.G.   Principal Research Scientist   Head of Research and Factory Manager.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was part of a small team which undertook an assessment of the Coffee industry of Tanzania for the European Union in 2004. This was to assess the future viability and identify weak spots where the E.U. could introduce an aid program.
  • In 2005 Expert was sent to the Honduras to provide a report on the quality of coffee and how it could be improved by better processing methods.
  • From 2001 to 2005 Expert, under a German P.P.P. Aid scheme, paid a annual visit to the Central Provinces of Vietnam to upgrade the arabica industry there. By 2005 farmers were getting 5 times the price that they had in 2001.
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Pacific Islands Pidgin.   From Papua new Guinea pidgin to Vanuatu Bislama Expert has negotiated his way around the Pacific Islands.

Market Research:
Expert's background in microbiology has allowed him to develop many new processes in the fermentation, washing and drying of coffee parchment. Also in wastes treatment processes.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has Conducted many courses and seminars on coffee processing and technology. It was part of his job at the C.R.I.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a Research person at the P.N.G C.R.I., Expert has had a lot of experience in sourcing and searching for new equipment, technology and new processes for coffee farmers and factories.

Other Skills and Services

A further area of skills shown by Expert is his background in electronics. Initially as a hobby in Amateur Radio, leading onto modern research equipment, Computing, Coffee sorting, Data logging, Gas Chromatography, Weather recording and machine control. Additionally, being brought up on a farm with a well equipped workshop, Expert has all the basic mechanical skills, electric/gas welding, fitting, suitable for machinery repair in remote areas.


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