Papua is among the most bio-diverse habitats on earth. Known as the largest coffee producing region in Papua, Wamena is a mountainous area located in the valley of the Jayawijaya Mountains. Its climate is tropical with an average temperature between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The region is extremely remote, with most coffee growing areas inaccessible by road and nearly untouched by the modern world. Wamena can only be reached by a 45 minutes of flying from Sentani Airport Jayapura.
Our Papua Wamena coffee is planted in Asologaima village in the valley surrounding Wamena Baliem mountain areas, in an altitude of 1.400 m above the sea level. In this village, coffees are planted sporadically in forests and in traditional plantations in between other crops (among others: cassava and peanuts). World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia has been working with the local community to develop the farmers’ skills and techniques regarding pest control, processing methods and green beans distribution.
Papua Wamena coffee has thick and syrupy body that coats the inside of the mouth, with an acidity between medium and medium-high. Since farmers plant and grow this coffee using organic methods, the coffee has diverse notes in flavor: hints of caramel, dark chocolate, spices, and floral fragrance may be detected. As in its flavour, this coffee has hints of herbs and earth, but they are balanced with the citrus or orange notes. There is also a hint of peanut and even dark chocolate in the overall flavor profile, which makes Wamena coffee taste really unique and diverse.