Farm to Cup Story
Things aren’t always what they seem. Paradox Papua New Guinea is a unique offering brought to us from Cafe Imports that defies the flavor profile often thought typical of its origin. While Papua New Guinea is often known for producing coffees with an earthy flavor profile, this offering stands out. In a cup of Paradox, you’ll taste the vibrant acidity of passion fruit, the sweetness of sugar cane and dried fruit, and floral undertones reminiscent of chamomile.
Kunjin is the name of coffees processed at a centralized plantation mill called Kindeng in the Kindeng region of the Western Highlands, which is where this particular lot is brought to us from. Kunjin is the name of a nearby region from which many local producers bring their coffee. The mill purchases cherry from smallholder farmers who each have about 1.5 hectares of land, growing about 2,500 trees per hectare. Coffee is processed in a leased, vintage John Gordon–brand wet mill in an old plantation left over from colonial times. Cherries are bought and sorted, then depulped and fermented dry for 24 hours. They are washed and dried on tarpaulins for three to six days.
Grab a bag of Paradox Papua New Guinea and try something different.