Kabiufa - Papua New Guinea
SMOOTH & SWEET
Sage - Lemon Zest - Maraschino
PRODUCERS: Moses Venapo & 50 Smallholder Farmers
REGION: Kabiufa, Eastern Highlands
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed
VARIETIES: Arusha, Bourbon & Typica
Kabiufa initially stands out for its silky body, similar to fresh whipped cream, perfectly pairing the cherry and almond notes that, together, reminds us of Maraschino liqueur. There is a beautiful lemon zest brightness contrasting the creaminess and a soft herbal sage-like undertone that fits between those other flavors so well. We’re excited to bring this coffee back to our menu for a second year.
In 2019, Moses Venapoe established a cherry collection site and washing station at his home in Kabiufa, located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Purchasing coffee in the cherry form is almost unheard of in PNG, but is a crucial factor that ensures proper ripeness and cleanliness. Additionally, by building his own washing station he can guarantee that his coffees have ideal washing standards and care throughout the drying process.
By purchasing the coffee in the cherry, Moses is able to pay producers in his area a much higher premium for their harvests. He is also able to carefully sort for quality and give direct feedback on improving harvest practices.