Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea


Region: Eastern Highlands, near Kainantu
Growing Altitude: 1,300 - 1,600 meters
Arabica Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
Milling Process: Washed, sun dried
Notes: Orange, Herbal, Savory

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AA Arokara comes from the Arokara Cooperative in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. In the last 10-to-15 years, the plantations have been returned to the ownership and management of the original landowner groups who no longer use any chemicals or fertilizers in the production process. The cherry is hand picked by the whole group (or clan, as they're called locally) and pulped the same day. They are then fermented in cement vats for 36 hours.

After the fermentation process, the coffee beans are washed with fresh mountain stream water from the nearby Aru River and then sun dried until they reach the even, blueish color that coffee from the area is known. The drying process can take between 7 and 12 days.