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Papua New Guinea Moses Venapoe Esp Roast Whole Bean

Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days

  • Eastern Highlands
  • 50 smallholders of Kaibufa
  • Mixed
  • 1,750MASL
  • Washed

Tasting Note: Cacao nib, orange,caramelised pecan


A local entrepreneur in Kabiufa, Moses Venapoe starts buying coffee with a firm focus on the best possible quality in 2019. He fill the void of an absent dedicated coffee buyer by setting up a buying station for his community in Kabiufa. Moses set up a cherry buying operation and built a small wet mill in his own back yard to ensure full control of the wet milling, fermentation and drying of the coffee. With high-quality in mind, Moses organised the buying process in a (for PNG) unique way: significant premiums of 30% above market price are paid immediately to the supplier for a “red cherry only” delivery. This means cherry is hand-sorted at the wet mill, prior to weighing it and buying it. The carefully selected ripe cherry gets processed while the unripe cherry is discarded. This serves both as a deterrent to the delivery of unripe cherries and to encourage better harvesting at the farm. Although Moses has only been operating on a small scale (50 smallholder cherry suppliers) and is only new to the world of coffee, his ability to effectively implement best practices are remarkable.


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Espresso : 18-20g basket, 20g : 50g 24-26 seconds, 94°C20-22g basket, 21.5g : 56g 26-28 seconds, 94°C


Cold Brew : 1:12 ratio, medium grind (slightly finer than V60 grind size), 12 hour brew time with room temperature water


Roast every Monday.

Ready for shipping every Wednesday.

250g Papua New Guinea Moses Venapoe Espresso Roast

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