BlackOri is family business, which began trading in Vanilla beans as an exporter out of PNG to Japan, Israel and New Zealand.
Robert was born in Papua New Guinea and is from the Malaripi Tribe in Miaru - Gulf Province.
He met his Australian wife Sharne in PNG, fell in love and got married.
Between them, they have six beautiful children, and the rest is history...
Robert started trading in commodities after working with Paradise Foods Limited as the Business Development Manager. His focus there was mainly developing sustainable supply chains by working with the farmers and local communities in PNG to provide a consistent level of quality and quantity of a variety of spices, coffee and cocoa. His time there opened his eyes to the enormous and somewhat untapped potential of PNG grown produce. He managed to develop a comprehensive network in the agricultural industry from the governmental sector right down to the grass root farmers of PNG.
Since then he and his wife moved back to Australia and started BlackOri Pty Ltd. with a view to continue to support local PNG farmers and to promote the export of PNG's exquisite array of natural spices, cocoa and coffee.
All spices in PNG are grown free from pesticides and harmful chemicals, this is of course of great benefit to the health of end consumers, but in actual fact, it is a positive coincidence because generally speaking, backyard farmers in the remote parts of PNG simply cannot afford pesticides, fertilisers and chemicals. It is BlackOri's mission to educate farmers, that despite their growth in wealth, their produce is more prized and more pure as it is - completely natural...
We are very proud of the natural PNG commodities
and the superb quality of our products.
We work with local family-owned farms and food co-ops to bring quality products directly to you, guaranteeing the freshest tastes of home! All our foods are from local farms through isolated areas of Papua New Guinea. Our products are free from harmfull chemicals and additives, making our products completely natural and pure.
We are a family owned and operated business, with strong ties to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Our sourced products all originate from
Papua New Guinea.
We work with local farmers and comminities to ensure fair trade and fair price.
We thrive on building lasting relationships within the community.
We strive to provide quality products, using practices that promotes a positive social and environmental impact.
Forever passionate about quality, and always conscious of treading lightly on the earth.