Kenta/MT Hagen Coffee, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
A smooth-bodied coffee with a pleasant aftertaste. Clean and consistent with berry, cedar, malt and tea-like notes.
PNG coffees are revered for their interesting acidity and high variety. Kenta A grade is grown in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea on the outskirts of the town of Goraka at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. Many New Guinea plantations are actually collections of traditional “coffee gardens,” small plots of as little as 20 plants grown alongside subsistence crops. With increased introduction of modern processing methods, these already incredible coffees continue to grow in quality and consistency.
The labour in the processing operation is from the surrounding villages and ranges through the year from 20 up to 60 people in the peak season (this does not include the clan cherry pickers). The total community in the area who rely on the coffee exports is around 10000 to 12000 people.”