Papua New Guinea, Kiam
Origin: Papua New Guinea, Jiwaka Province, Kiam Wet Mill
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, & Arusha
Altitude: 1650 MASL
Process: Washed. Sun dried on sheets in the field.
- Heavy Caramel
- Green Tea & Citrus
"This coffee cherry was pulped, washed, soaked and dried in the sun to 11 percent moisture content. The coffee was then stored as parchment for transportation to a central processing mill in Goroka, approximately 200 miles from the farm in the Eastern Highlands Province, where it was hulled for shipment. To preserve its quality, the coffee stayed in the Highlands (where it’s far less humid) and was transported the additional 200 miles by road to the port city of Lae, only just in time to meet the ship.
North of Australia, Papau New Guinea is the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It’s within the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” situated on overlapping tectonic plates, and has active volcanoes. PNG is one of the most environmentally and culturally diverse places in the world — 852 known languages are spoken there, and more than 7 million people live on land owned by indigenous communities.Less than 20 percent of the population lives in cities, and an estimated 40 percent of the population is entirely self-sustaining. Jiwaka Province borders Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea's tallest mountain, and is the second-highest coffee-producing area in the country.
In the past, land selection for coffee production was not based on scientific principles. Rather, coffee gardens and estates were developed on what land became available. That has changed. This coffee is from an area with volcanic and very fertile soil."
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*Our preferred brewing methods for this coffee are Chemex with a 1:12.5 coffee to water ratio