Coffee is the most important agricultural export for the native people of Papua New Guinea. Although the island has ideal conditions for growing coffee beans, the plantations are often secluded at sudden high elevations that are accessible only by foot. Because of the accessibility issues, many Papua New Guinea coffees are grown organically and processed completely by hand. However, this slower processing time makes for a better quality of coffee. The plants that bear these coffees are transplants from the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee estates.
Papua New Guinea shares many of the unique flavors of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Look for a sweet acidic flavor with a mild, medium body and fruity undertones.