Papua New Guinea Kunjin A is named for the Kunjin region, in the Waghi Valley of the Western Highlands Province. Despite being one of the most densely populated regions of the country, communities are incredibly remote and roads are often non-existent. What's more, 99 percent of coffee grown in Papua New Guinea is cultivated on an average of .83 hectares and is grown casually in family gardens alongside the rest of their food supply. Astonishingly, in spite of all these limitations, the economy of the region is primarily based on coffee.
In the Western Highlands, these small supplies of coffee — most families producing an average of 10 bags per year — are collected and processed at centralized wet mills. Our sister company, New Guinea Highlands Coffee Exports (NGHCE), has decades of experience navigating this unique coffee landscape. One of NGHCE’s most reliable tools is its Quality Control analysis, which allows for the production of consistent lots. To this effect, Papua New Guinea Kunjin A is distinguishable by region and grade A (screen size 16+).