Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

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This delectable coffee is from smallholder farmers, 1–2 hectares called “gardens”, in the highlands of Wahgi Valley and Western Highlands of Paupa New Guinea.  In the 1920s, commercial coffee production was increased through the introduction of Typica coffee from Jamaica, a variety commonly known as Blue Mountain.  Kunjin is the name of coffees processed at a centralized plantation mill called Kindeng, in the Kindeng region of the Western Highlands. Kunjin is the name of a nearby region from which many local producers bring their coffee.

Cupping Notes: "Syrupy sweet, cherry, raisin, chocolate, heavy and tart intense acidity."
Roast: Medium Light Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1500-1800 masl

Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s, with seeds brought from Jamaica's Blue Mountain, a Typica variety. At that time, most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations. Plantations still exist in PNG, but that type of farming only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from smallholders who tend to their "coffee gardens," as they call them locally. The smallholders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live off their land), and they also grow coffee—there are no coffee farmers, per se. Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee, and parchment deliveries can range from 25–65 kg.

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