Altitude: 1600 masl
Variety: Typica, Arucia
Processing Method: washed
Aroma: kenya-like, red fruit, butterscotch
Taste: fruit punch, papaya, caramel
Finish: clean, lemonbalm
This Papua New Guinea Peaberry comes from the Kigabah Estate, which is located in Banz in the Western Highlands Province. It is grown at 1520 meters above sea level in nutrient rich volcanic soil. At this elevation, the coffee is able to mature slowly, which in turn creates a dense bean and a complex flavor profile.
The Kigabah Estate was originally established in the 1960s by Australian farmers who were part of a development program run by the Australian government. By the 1980s, Papua New Guinea had achieved independence and had reclaimed the land taken from local farmers and tribesmen. The Kigabah Estate remains as one of the few plots of land still owned by foreign investors. In addition to producing some of the finest coffee in the region, the Kigabah Estate continues to help employ local communities and support local schools and health centers.
About Our Coffee
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A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.