Papa New Guinea Sigri Estate
Farm - Sigri Coffee Estate
Region - Waghi Valley, Jiawaka Province
Processing Type - Washed
Variety - Typica, Arusha, Caribbean Blue, Catimor, Maragogype
Altitude - 1,550 meters above sea level
Tasting Notes - Green Apple, Peach, Honey, Pecan, Melon
The Sigri coffee estate is located in the Waghi Valley, a fertile region of the western highlands and Jikawa Province of Papua New Guinea. It is a part of the Carpenter Estates, a collection of three farms which span over 3000 hectares of coffee and tea. The 125-acre Sigri estate stands at 1,500 MASL and uses precisely managed shade trees to promote even coffee ripening, improved quality, and diversified wildlife habitat. The estate and those nearby are home to some 90 various species of birds, resulting in being awarded “bird-friendly” status.
The quality of coffee produced is representative of the unique factors that go into its production. The coffees planted at Sigiri Estate are all of Typica origin, originating from seeds of the Jamaica Blue Mountain variety planted here many years ago. Following strict quality control measures, the coffee is wet-processed throughout a three-day fermentation process and then sun-dried for 10 to 14 days. After hulling, the coffees are sorted using both color sorting machines and hand-sorting to ensure consistency and quality. The end result of this rigorous quality control is a uniquely complex coffee truly reminiscent of PNG. The final cup is medium-bodied, layered with tropical fruits, soft lemon acidity, and finished with milk chocolate and spice notes.