Drink more of what makes you happy! We’ve found this coffee very juicy and clean with notes of sweet apple, kiwi and hint of blossom honey on the finish.
size: 300g, 1kg & 5lbs
roast profile: FILTER
tasting notes: SWEET APPLE - KIWI - BLOSSOM HONEY
origin: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
location: KULI, MT HAGEN
wet mill: ROTEPS
producer: ROTEPS COMMUNITY, SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS
variety: BOURBON, TYPICA, ARUSHA
process: FULLY WASHED
elevation (MASL): 1650-1900
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Roteps
Mt Hagen is a city within Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands region, sitting high in the mountains at the center of the island. This coffee was collected as fruit from several producers on small farms, nearby the Roteps washing station outside of Mt. Hagen. The fresh coffee cherries must be delivered quickly to preserve their flavor.
As Taylor from our importing partner Crop to Cup says, "Trucks are much needed partners in the supply chain for these washing stations, because many of these smallholders are quite remote and they have no way to get their coffee to the market, unless there is somebody willing to take a truck all the way up 10 different mountain roads, each different valley, once or twice a week to collect coffee from smallholder farmers and bring it to the washing station.”
Indeed, trucks from Roteps are sent out to retrieve bags of coffee cherry for milling each day during the harvest over rugged terrain. They travel within a 10 to 20 mile radius of the washing station, and the fresh coffee cherries must be delivered quickly to preserve their flavor. To keep ripe cherry from fermenting in the back of the truck before milling, most trucks can only complete one or two routes up a single valley and back.
Once the fresh cherries are delivered to Roteps, they are pulped (fruit removed from the seeds), fermented for 2-3 days, then dried on long tarps for 7-10 days. Tarp drying is most common, and the daily or weekly lots that come out of these washing stations can be impressive, for many of them are well managed with strict red cherry collection, clean water and careful attention to drying.
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