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Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate
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Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate

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$12.99

Description

Reserve coffees are only available in 8 oz bags.

Grower: Kimel Estate

Farm: Plantation owned by the workers

Region: Waghi Valley

Altitude: 5180

Proc. Method: Fully Washed

Varietals: Mundo Novo, Blue Mountain, Typica, Arusha, Caturra, Catimor

Rich and smooth with notes of peach, ripe pear and barley, followed by a subtle nutmeg and cocoa finish.

Story

Kimel plantation was first established in 1974 by an Australian, Bobby Gibbs. It has since been purchased by native landowners, the Opais being the main tribe. The plantation has a permanent workforce of 432 employees who are housed on the estate. The estate provides schooling for the children and medical facilities for those who work on the estate and their dependents. Clean, running water has been made available to the estate workers by way of a community project financed by buyers of the coffee, and its implementation is overseen by the estate’s management. Since the estate is located along the Kimel River, from which it derived its name, it has access to good, clean water for the processing of its crop, which is a prerequisite along with sound husbandry and dedicated management to continually create fantastic coffees. The estate’s management also implements some ecology-friendly policies with regard to environmental issues, such as the recycling of pulp which is returned to the fields as organic fertilizer, and the recycling of water used during the wet processing.