ORIGIN: Papua New Guinea, Kindeng, Wahgi Valley – Western Highlands
In the 19th century, through the 1920’s Papua New Guinea’s coffee production was controlled by European and Australian owned estates, typically exploiting labor of the indigenous people. However, after WWII, the growing of coffee on local smallholder farms spread through PNG, encouraging economic growth for the communities that make up the Highland regions, and finally helping them gain independence from Australia in 1975…
But this is a write up on coffee, and that’s a different story.
The varietals from PNG are typically a mixture of Arusha, Bourbon, and Typica (from Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain Region) coffees, which means: A Wine-like Acidity comparable to African coffees (Arusha), Deep Chocolate flavors (Bourbon), and Smooth Mildness with delicate floral aroma (Typica).