Papua New Guinea Okapa Roots FTO – 10 oz
Okapa Roots Farmers Association is a cooperative founded in 2012 and includes about 1,590 smallholder producers from the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Most farmers here don’t have coffee “farms” but rather coffee “gardens,” small plots of land on which they grow the crops. Coffee is an important cash crop, and organizing into a group helps the farmers earn a higher price for their offerings at the mill. The co-op also focuses on encouraging women producers to participate.
Members pick their coffee ripe and depulp it the same day. It’s fermented dry for about 26–36 hours, depending on the temperature, and washed using channels after the fermentation is done. The coffee is dried on raised beds for 3–5 days depending on the weather.
Cupping Notes: Sweet and savory with tart acidity, praline, cocoa and citrus fruit flavors.