Papua New Guinea Wahgi Valley Kunjin
Sweet and savory with tart acidity, a heavy mouthfeel and rich chocolate flavor.
Region: Kindeng, Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Variety: Arusha, Bourbon, Typica
Altitude: 1500-1800 masl
Kunjin is the name of coffees processed at a centralized plantation mill called Kindeng, in the Kindeng region of the Western Highlands. Kunjin is the name of a nearby region from which many local producers bring their coffee. The mill purchases cherry from smallholder farmers who each have about 1.5 hectares of land, growing about 2,500 trees per hectare. Through the centralized milling and drying, our partners on the ground control quality at the processing level: Day lots are cupped and separated to build our containers, and lots which are micro-lot-worthy are processed separately.
Coffee is processed in a leased, vintage John Gordon–brand wet mill in an old plantation leftover from colonial times, as owning a mill or even property in PNG is risky: It takes years to establish a reputation of trust with the local tribes, and there is always a risk of losing a deal or relationship over the perception of a division of wealth.
Cherries are bought and sorted, then depulped and fermented dry for 24 hours. They are washed and dried on tarpaulins for three to six days.
This description is from Cafe Imports.
I've enjoyed every coffee I've purchased from Coffee by Gillespie! Never over-roasted. This selection delivers a sweet, smooth taste with a hint of chocolate.
I'm glad you loved it! We drank through a batch on vacation as well. Always pleasant!