This coffee comes from a combination of lots tendered by the 178-hectare Ulya plantation as well as several hundred local smallholder farmers. From these deliveries, daylots are blended together by quality and cup at the Ulya mill, located in the heart of Waghi Valley, in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands. The Ulya estate itself was established in the 1930s by the Lay family, Australians who had relocated to Papua New Guinea and were part of the colonial efforts to introduce coffee as a cash crop to the country. Originally the estate was closer to 800 hectares of land, but after Papua New Guinea achieved independence from Australia, large sections of land were given to indigenous New Guineans as part of redistribution. High altitudes and cool temperatures make for great coffee-growing conditions while the delivery of whole cherry to the mill allows for high levels of quality control, leading to excellent cups exhibiting the wonderful characteristics inherent to Papuan coffee.

Tasting Notes

sugar cane, lime, grilled pepper

  • Cup Profile - savory, sweet, balanced
  • Country of Origin - Papua New Guinea
  • Growning Region - Waghi Valley
  • Cultivars - Arusha, Typica
  • Processing - Washed Process
  • Elevation - 1400 - 1800 masl


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