ORIGIN Obura-Wonenara District, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
HEIGHT 1700-2000 MASL
VARIETAL Arusha, Bourbon
PRODUCER Various smallholder farmers, Lamari River Valley Coffee Gardens
This beautiful coffee is named after the Lamari River that flows through Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands.
The remarkable quality of this coffee is a direct result of years of extension services and work with smallholder producer groups on improving picking, pulping, sorting, fermentation and drying practices.
Smallholders grow, process and dry their coffee before delivering it as parchment to a collection station at Lamari River Valley Coffee Gardens. The best quality lots are then separated before being hulled, graded and prepared for export under the Lamari name.
PNG is a relative newcomer to the specialty coffee scene. The remote locations of the nation’s smallholders—who produce 85% of total coffee in the country—combined with historically-poor infrastructure has made the transition to specialty difficult. Nonetheless, the country is working towards innovative solutions that will hopefully lead to better quality coffee and improved livelihoods for the nation’s smallholder coffee producers.
Lamari is a great espresso, served black or with milk, or for those who prefer more of a traditional french press. It also goes into our new blend Goldilocks which we chose it for it's fantastic sweetness and balance.