Papua New Guinea – Microlot – Riverside Mill – Kabiufa – Red Cherry B15612
Papua New Guinea
Kabiufa, Eastern Highlands
About 50 smallholder farmers
Arusha, Mundo Novo, Typica
"Juicy, sweet and tart with chocolate, rich caramelized sugar, basil, grapefruit and lemon flavors."
$5.49 per lb$274.50 per bag
Out of stock
This coffee has a unique story from other offerings from PNG: It is the initiative of Moses Venapo, an entrepreneurial producer in the Eastern Highlands, who wanted to offer local smallholders better access to higher market prices as well as a higher-traceability option. While most coffee in Kabiufa is delivered in parchment in small quantities to roadside delivery points, Moses established a cherry-buying facility as well as installed a wet mill in his back yard in order to have more control over the purchasing and processing. The coffee is bought in cherry at a significant premium to the general market, and sorted carefully, providing farmers with feedback about best practices in picking.
This is a new, small project that so far serves around 50 smallholders within Moses' village and the neighboring villages, but we see a lot of promise based on the cup quality and ingenuity of the venture.
For more information about coffee production in Papua New Guinea, visit our Papua New Guinea page.
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