Mount Hagen - Papua New Guinea

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Tasting notes: honeydew melon, sage, licorice, cane sugar, star fruit
Roast degree: 2/5
Country: Papua New Guinea
Region: Western Highlands
Producer (group): Roteps Wet Mill
Altitude: 1650-1900 masl
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica & Arusha
Process: Washed
Partner importer:

Crop to Cup

Is that the craziest coffee we have ever had in terms of taste profile? Maybe. If not, it’s a strong contender for the title. 

Hailing from the Western highlands, this coffee has some pretty unique tasting notes, not often seen in coffee. It’s tropical, wild and herbal at times, with notes of honeydew melon, sage, licorice, and the acidity of a star fruit.

To balance it all, a nice sugar cane sweetness jumps in to bring everything together.

If you come across special tasting note, please share them with us!

We hope you enjoy this limited edition lot, and click here to see our other PNG coffee, which is a touch less wild.

This coffee was brought to us by our importing friends at Crop to Cup. Here is the coffee’s background, in their own words:

Roteps Wet Mill is a large scale wet mill, common for the PNG Western Highlands context. Very few wet mills operate high in the mountains where you find the homes and farms of the majority of smallholder coffee producers. The owner of Roteps, Paul, sends out a strong team of cherry collection agents and their trucks on a daily basis to collect from known smallholders and small estates within a 20 mile radius of the wet mill, which is located in Kuli, along the Highlands Highway east of the city of Mt. Hagen.

As is common in PNG, a large, expansive drying field holds long tarps for drying, and the dry parchment is stored at a warehouse on site. The coffee is then sent for final milling into the town of Goroka before export out of the port of Lae. Premiums are paid to both agents and smallholders for premium ripe cherry, to reduce the number of lower grade lots he needs to dry separately. To keep ripe cherry from fermenting in the back the truck before milling, most trucks can only complete one or two routes up a single valley and back. Paul's wet mill, founded in 2013, is 100% pre-financed by our export partner in PNG, meaning we have a much higher level of control over cherry collection and we can pick the best lots coming out of this operation.

Brewing Recipes

Method Input  Ratio Output Time
V60 23 g 1:17  390 g 3:15 to 3:45 min
Chemex 42 g 1:17 710 g 5:00 to 5:30 min
French Press 23 g 1:16.5 390 g 3:30 min
Espresso 18 g 1:2.3 42 g 30 to 36 sec