In the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, there is a coffee cooperative known as Lamari. Named after the Lamari River valley, this group consists of very small scale farms in the area which pool their yields for greater buying power on the international specialty market.
The history behind these small farms is quite interesting. Locals ‘borrowed’ coffee cherries from their employer, a large coffee estate, and began producing their own coffee on their own properties. Now, decades later, the trees are producing coffees that rival the estate’s.
This fully washed lot consists of Typica, Arusha, and Bourbon varieties grown at 1600 meters above sea level.
We taste: plum and cane sugar with a long aftertaste