Papua New Guinea A Mile High52600
Hickory, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate
- Roasted in small batches
- Roast Level: Medium-Dark
- Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
- Process: Wet-Hulled
- Origin: Papua New Guinea
- Altitude: 5,200 FT
PNG coffees are revered for their interesting acidity and variety. Notable for the mountainous topography of the island and the incredible cultural diversity of thousands of indigenous groups, historical changes in infrastructure have reduced the number of centralized coffee plantations typical of most coffee regions. Today, many PNG plantations are actually collections of traditional “coffee gardens,” small plots of as few as 20 plants grown alongside subsistence crops. With new processing methods being introduced, these already incredible coffees continue to grow in quality and consistency.
Mile High is the A grade offering from the Arokara Co-op. It is grown in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea on the outskirts of the town of Kainantu, at an altitude of 1 mile above sea level—or about 1,600 meters.