Papua New Guinea Moses Venapoe 250g 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.


Recommended Recipes

Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)

V60 :  15g : 250g 3  pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)

Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C


Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.

Papua New Guinea Moses Venapoe