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Papua New Guinea Chuave District

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FLAVOR NOTES
Almond, Toffee, Lime

BODY
Full, Tangy Acidity

ROAST LEVEL
Medium (17)

Coffee Details

COUNTRY
Papua New Guinea

ORIGIN
Chimbu Province, Chuave District, Eastern Highlands

PRODUCER
Approximately 375 smallholder members of Keto Tapasi Progress Association

VARIETY
Arusha, Bourbon, Typica

PROCESS
Washed

ALTITUDE
1,600-1,800 masl

Every Coffee Has A Story

Keto Tapasi Progress Association was founded in 2008 as an association of smallholder coffee growers from 18 communities and villages in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the Chuave District. The organization has around 375 members, who cooperate and collaborate despite the vast differences in both culture and language between their heritage groups. The organization has been Fair Trade–certified since 2011 and certified organic since 2014, and has used the premiums it receives to invest in depulpers as well as warehouse space and transportation.

Smallholders typically own anywhere from a couple to a couple-hundred coffee trees, and sustenance farming on these more "garden-like" plots is common; the call them coffee "gardens," in fact, rather than farms, and the farms themselves have no names and carry no formal demarcation to indicate where one neighbor's land ends and the other's begins. Generally, the farmer members will depulp and ferment their coffee on their own farms; it is bought and sorted in parchment at the central mill in Goroka for drying, in deliveries from 25–65 kilograms.

One the coffee is picked and depulped, the farmers will ferment it dry for one to three days before washing it and laying it to dry on blue tarpaulins for three to four days.

Recommended Brew Method: French Press

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Words of Wisdom

Quick Answers!

Are these coffees flavored?

Nope! Coffee is super complex and can be affected by alot of different things. Tasting notes refer to the subtle reference to flavors that deviate from your standard idea of coffee. For example, you may taste a slight sweetness- a bit like strawberry.

I put milk in my coffee. Any suggestions?

Stop that! Just kidding.

If you enjoy your coffee with a bit of milk or creamer, we suggest choosing a darker roast or a coffee with a heavier body. Typically, lighter roasts will not be able to handle milk. In other words, you will lose the coffee-ness if you put milk in a light roast.

What happened to that one coffee that I liked?!

Coffee is a plant! That means that crops can change from season to season. We regularly sample and roast new coffees to make sure we have the highest quality bean for your cup! To us, we would rather retire "McJoeJoe's Roast" if the beans have reached the end of their life. If you are missing your old favorite roast, reach out to us and we can help you find your new favorite!