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Papua New Guinea Kenta



A heavier bodied crowd pleaser provided by small holder farms around the Kenta village. 

92 Points by Coffee Review

Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, caramel-toned. Caramel, grapefruit zest, magnolia, oak, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Caramelly finish with undertones of grapefruit zest and oak.

COUNTRY papua new guinea
REGION kenta village, kagamuga, western highlands, waghi valley
FARM various smallholder farmers
VARIETY typica, arusha, bourbon
ALTITUDE 1600–1850 m
PROCESS washed

"Kenta Plantation Mill is named after the community and village where it is located, about 4 hours away from Goroka town. The mill is a relatively new addition, built in 2011 and equipped with two four-disc depulpers and newly constructed fermentation tanks, where coffee is fermented for two days or more before being fully washed. The mill is located at 1,600 meters, but the farmers in the area live and grow coffee all the way up to 1,850 meters, some of the highest elevation in the region.

Coffee is delivered in cherry by local producers and is blended with coffee grown on the plantation land. The majority of the coffee in this area is Bourbon, Typica, and Arusha. The coffee is separated into day lots and kept separate throughout the processing and drying. The coffee is depulped the same day it's delivered, and fermented for 48 hours or more before being washed. It is dried on tarpaulins that are spread on a grassy field near the wet mill; it's tended by local women, who rake and rotate the coffee as it dries, over a period of 6–9 days."