Papua New Guinea isn’t known for naturally processed coffee… most of what’s exported currently is fully washed. In this case the exporter, Monpi, worked with a local wet mill by the name of Kindeng Wet Mill to sort and separate exemplary cherry prior to depulping to separate out cherry to be dried as a full natural, a process that takes a full month in Jiwaka’s cool highlands. Once the coffee was dried to ~10.5-11% moisture it was transported to the Kagamuga dry mill for hulling and then in Goroka milled for export.
Monpi maintains a unit to support smallholders directly through training and community support. The team oversees training on agricultural practices, gender equality, youth inclusion, climate change mitigation and environmental preservation.
Tasting notes: Green Apple, Mango, Banana, Pineapple and Cocoa