Papua New Guinea - Waghi Valley - Jiwaka, Washed

Impressions: Hazelnut. Melon. Caramel.

Fragrance: Hazelnut. Floral. Vanilla. 
Aroma: Caramel. Brown Sugar. Nutmeg.
Taste: Nut. Spice. Caramel.
Acidity: Medium
Sweetness: Medium
Finish: Caramel. Rich.



  • Hazelnut
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Brown Sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Nut
  • Spice
  • Rich


Origin Data

Varieties: Typica, Arusha, Blue Mountain, Bourbon

Region: South Waghi Valley, Jiwaka Province

Producers: Regional Smallholders

Soil type: Sandy Loam

Process: Washed, Natural

Altitude: 1530 - 1830 MASL


Network smallholders for Kinmuga coffees are located in the southern area of the Waghi valley, bordering the Anglimp and Kindeng districts. The Waghi valley is known to have been “the food bowl of PNG” for thousands of years. Surrounded by an extinct volcano, the sandy and loam soils are exceptionally fertile. Moreover the network coffee plots are all close to the Wara Tuman, a large river running through the valley bringing in its stream nutrients from the highest volcanic mountains. The cherries are sold at the Kindeng wet mill, where they are pulped, fermented, and processed to parchment. The parchment then is brought to the Kagamuga dry mill in Hagen. Since 2018, Kindeng wet mill has had a waste water digester, which enables an environmental friendly pulping and fermentation. The unique combination of peoples’ commitment, the natural environment and a high altitude tropical weather (1,600 meters above sea level) give these coffees their specific cup characteristics.

PNG Processing Station