"Grass Roots" Natural, Papua New Guinea
Big funky coffee with all sorts of tropical fruit sweetness; mango, papaya, pineapple... which breaks into a boozy crisp something or other that reminds us of that one time we were lucky enough to try a glass of ice-wine!
Typica, Arusha & Bourbon
1600 - 1900 m.a.s.l.
Tropical - Gummy Bears - Icewine
The Western Highlands Province is centrally located in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and shares common borders with Jiwaka, Enga, Southern highlands, Simbu and Madang provinces. It is the highest producing coffee region in the country. In the past, land selection for coffee production was not based on scientific principles, rather coffee gardens and estates were developed on what land became available. The volcanic soil in this area is very fertile, making it one of the biggest coffee cherry supplies of Papua New Guinea.
Paul Pora owns and operates the Grass Roots wet mill. He is not a typical coffee producer: unlike the usual PNG coffee farmer or processor, he has a degree in Agriculture from a PNG university and diplomas in Agricultural Breeding from the United Kingdom. Before becoming a producer, he worked with the Coffee Research Institute in PNG. Paul’s background and knowledge in the industry is reflected in the management of the wet mill and the quality coffee that he produces consistently.
To fully control the quality of his coffee, Paul buys exclusively red cherries from the surrounding farmers. Paul and his team are able to select only the fully-ripe cherries, like a big estate would do. After having processed the coffee, it is shipped to the Eastern Highlands to be prepared and stored before export: the Eastern Highlands are far less humid which is ideal for preserving the aromas in the coffee.
Paul has a very strong and close business-relationship with the exporters in Papua New Guinea. Thanks to this cooperation, Grass Roots started some experiments to improve the quality of its coffee and have been producing Naturals successfully for two seasons.
The carbon footprint from this coffee's journey has been offset twice.
This includes boiling your kettle to brew it.
The packaging is biodegradable and recyclable.
Delivery is free.