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Our coffee origins | Papua New Guinea Wahgi Valley

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

Why do we love it?

Our Wahgi valley coffee is the shining star of the green coffee we buy. It's stunning flavours of black tea, liquorice, praline and citrus come through in abundance when roasted. This gives a real flavour punch to our WAKE UP espresso blend.

The boldness of the aromas also contributes a wonderful depth of flavour to the MOVE blend with a beautiful smoothness and minimal bitter notes.

If, like us, you love a strong, dark espresso with a wonderful flavour profile, this Papua New Guinean star is for you. With a robust body and a strength that is more than able to accentuate and contrast the sweetness of milk in a latte, flat white or cappuccino, we can't recommend this highly enough.

The Region

Coffee from the Wahgi Valley in Papua New Guinea is highly regarded for its unique flavour profile and high quality. The Wahgi Valley is known for producing Arabica coffee beans, which are grown at elevations ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level.

The coffee grown in the Wahgi Valley is typically hand-picked and processed using the wet processing method. This involves removing the outer layers of the coffee cherry and fermenting the beans to remove the mucilage before drying them. The resulting coffee has a medium to full body, with a bright and fruity acidity, and a distinctive flavour that is often described as floral, with notes of citrus and chocolate.

The coffee industry in the Wahgi Valley is an important source of income for the local communities. Many smallholder farmers grow coffee on their land and then sell it to local cooperatives or exporters. The industry is also a major employer, providing jobs for thousands of people in the region.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in specialty coffee from PNG, including coffee from the Wahgi Valley. We offer this coffee to showcase its unique flavour profile and support the local communities that produce it.

Overall, coffee from the Wahgi Valley is a high-quality, unique coffee that is beloved by coffee enthusiasts around the world. Its fruity flavour profile and important role in supporting local communities make it a great choice for anyone looking for a delicious and socially responsible cup of coffee.

How is it produced?

Coffee from the Wahgi Valley in Papua New Guinea is known for its high quality and unique flavor profile. The Wahgi Valley is located in the Western Highlands of PNG and is known for its ideal growing conditions, which include high altitude, rich volcanic soil, and consistent rainfall.

The coffee grown in the Wahgi Valley is primarily of the Typica and Arusha varieties, which are both known for producing high-quality coffee. The coffee is usually processed using the wet method, which involves removing the outer layers of the coffee cherry and then fermenting the beans before drying them.

The flavor profile of coffee from the Wahgi Valley is often described as complex and fruity, with notes of citrus, berries, and chocolate. The coffee has a bright acidity and a medium body, with a clean finish.


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