The diversity of Papua New Guinea coffee is truly mind boggling. Villages in the fertile coffee growing regions of the highlands can number from a few dozen individuals to tens of thousands. With over 800 languages spoken, these villages were historically cut off from one another linguistically. Violent conflict among tribes was not uncommon and continues to be an ongoing issue today. This, combined with undeveloped infrastructure, outdated machinery and inconsistent processing methods means that finding those high quality lots and getting them to the outside world can be a challenge. Papua New Guinea produces only about 1% of the world’s Arabica coffee.
Papua New Guinea coffee profiles vary, by grade and region, but generally have flavors of chocolate, tropical fruit and citrus.