- Papua New Guinea
- May - Sep '20
Papua New Guinea Kiam Wet Mill AX 15+ 2020
- FREE UPS
- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
Our Kiam community lot comes from smallholders in the Jiwaka Province. The cherry used at the Kiam Mill is extremely selective and only ripe ‘picked on the day’ cherry is purchased. Cherry is either collected from regular farms and brought to the mill or is delivered to the wet mill by a regular supply chain of farmers.
All the cherry is pulped, washed, soaked and sun dried to 11 percent moisture content. The coffee is then stored as parchment for transportation to our central processing mill in Goroka, approximately 120 miles away in the Eastern Highlands Province, where it’s hulled for shipment. To preserve quality, the coffee stays in the highlands — where it’s far less humid — and is transported another 200 miles by road to the port city of Lae, only just in time to meet the vessel.
Kiam is richly chocolaty and nut-toned, with the added complexity of subtle fruit notes throughout in both aroma and cup. Dark chocolate, guava, almond make up the aromatic trinity that characterize this coffee, which has a full, satiny-smooth body and a crisp, balanced finish. The acidity is particularly gentle and round.
Region Jiwaka Province
Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
May - Sep '20