Papua New Guinea Mile High A
Coffees from Papua New Guinea are revered for their fascinating acidity and variety. The island itself is notable for its mountainous topography and the incredible cultural diversity of its thousands of indigenous groups. Historical changes in infrastructure have reduced the number of centralized coffee plantations. Today, many PNG plantations are collections of “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 increase 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.