Kabiufa, Riverside Mill
Strawberry, Vanilla, Rhubarb
1 lb / 16 oz / 454 g
Location: Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Altitude: 1,750 masl
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon, Typica
Tart with subtle spice, this medium roast microlot from Papua New Guinea is sweet and zingy. La Prima is pleased to offer Kabiufa, Riverside Mill for a limited time in an exclusive partnership with Market District and Giant Eagle.
The Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea is located in the center of the country close to the largest port city. This provides many farmers access to roads, while other producers are deeper in the mountains and valleys, growing coffee gardens in the rainforest. The cool temperatures of the valleys create some of the world's most diverse cloud forests. Coffees here ripen slowly under the forest shade with plenty of moisture.
This coffee has a unique story from other offerings from Papua New Guinea. It is the initiative of Moses Venapo, an entrepreneurial producer in the Eastern Highlands, who wanted to offer local smallholders better access to higher market prices as well as a higher-traceability option.
While most coffee in Kabiufa is delivered in parchment in small quantities to roadside delivery points, Moses established a cherry-buying facility as well as installed a wet mill in his back yard in order to have more control over the purchasing and processing. The coffee is bought in cherry at a significant premium to the general market, and sorted carefully, providing farmers with feedback about best practices in picking.
This is a new, small project that so far serves around 50 smallholders within Moses' village and the neighboring villages, but we see a lot of promise based on the cup quality and ingenuity of the venture.
Coffee sold whole bean. Ground is available, please see options above.
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