This exceptional island coffee is grown in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, specifically Ivangoi, Purosa and Okapa valleys by over 3,000 farmers and certified as FTO through the Highland Organic Agricultural Cooperative. The majority of farmers here grow their varietals in small gardens within their tribal villages, which have for centuries largely kept intact their individual languages and customs. Some of the trees which produce our PNG are 25+ years old, producing less fruited cherries, but also a higher sugar content than younger crops, which of course translates to a sweeter and more complex cup.
The lot is pulped and dried in parchment then loaded on trucks to make the muddy trek down dirt roads to Goroka where it is milled, graded and bagged.
Cupping Notes: Cane sugar sweetness, medium acidity and creamy body with sweet caramel overtones and a slight cocoa and spice note on the finish.
|Highlands Organic Agriculture Cooperative (HOAC)
|Eastern Highlands: Ivangoi, Purosa & Okapa Valleys
|Bourbon, Typica hybrids
|2,000 – 5,000 ft (600 – 1500m)
|Year round but peaks from May to July.