CUP PROFILE: Aromas of macadamia nut are followed by dollops of spiced molasses, dried plum and tropical fruit with a round, creamy body and lively acidity.
COUNTRY: Papua New Guinea
REGION: Eastern Highlands
CULTIVAR: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
ELEVATION: 1600-2800 masl
PROCESS: Washed, Sun Dried
PROFILE: Earthy, complex
OTHER NOTES: Single origin, traceable
ABOUT THE MILL
PNG coffees are revered for their interesting acidity and high variety. Many New Guinea plantations are actually collections of traditional “coffee gardens,” small plots of as little as 20 plants grown alongside subsistence crops.
This Arokara brings the winey wildness prized in Papua New Guinea offerings while maintaining a clean, consistent cup. Arokara is a co-operative of Plantations which do not use any chemicals or fertilizers in the production process.
The cherry is hand picked and then pulped on the same day and fermented in cement vats for 36 hours. After the fermentation process the coffee is washed with fresh mountain stream water from the nearby Aru River. The coffee is then sun dried to give it a nice even bluish color.