PAPUA NEW GUINEA • KINDENG MILL
At this time of year, we are typically welcoming back Moses Venapo’s Riverside mill in Kabiufa but sadly due to some water-related issues, he is not exporting this year. So for this harvest, we partnered with the Kindeng Dry Mill. The station collects cherries from just over 1500 smallholders. Farms, known locally as ‘gardens’ in Kindeng and Arufa grow coffee alongside multiple other fruits, vegetables, and grains. For this natural lot, fresh cherries dry with cherries intact on raised beds and canvasses. They are moved multiple times a day throughout the average 1-month drying process to ensure an even and uniform average moisture content across the lot.
In specialty coffee circles, I think Papua New Guinea is the most unsung and strangely undercelebrated origin. They always seem to pair stunningly clear and fruity acidity with seriously deep caramel notes. And while we typically bring in washed lots from Papua New Guinea but could not say no to all the boozy acidity and candy sweetness of this natural lot. You can expect a nice tropical flavour, think of a perfectly ripe mango. There is a citrus note that presents with a creamy backdrop, which gives way to a rich caramel and molasses heavy finish.
Ataulfo Mango, Orange Creamsicle & Soft Caramels.
Kindeng and Arufa, Western Highlands.
Arusha, Bourbon & Typica.
Sally at Cafe Imports.
$8.93 USD per Kilogram.
(This is the price before transport costs including shipping, brokerage, etc.)
This is our first harvest with Kindeng Mill.