Background: Wau Co-Op is in the Morobe province of central Papua New Guinea, and was home to the region’s first coffee farms in the 1800s. In the 1920s, coffee trees were planted from the Jamaica Blue Mountain Typica rootstock. Groundwork has been purchasing this heirloom varietal from the Wau Co-Op for four years, and this crop is exceptionally delicious.
Wau Co-Op is part of the Monpi Sustainable Services organization. Formed in December 2008, Monpi Sustainable Services contributes to sustainable livelihoods by providing training on the best agricultural, environmental, social, and healthcare practices in its coffee-growing communities. In this way, Monpi contributes to improving the quality of life for its coffee producers.
In This Cup: This medium roast is silky and elegant with notes of cocoa nibs, pipe tobacco, dry-spice, and tart cherries.
Co-Op: Wau Community
Region: Morobe Province
Varietal: Typica, Jamaica Blue Mnt.