The plantations are located in the Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province at an altitude of 1600 m. A cool climate and bountiful rainfall are perfect for the exclusively planted Typica, which are the best suited variety to the Papua New Guinea climate.
Quality control begins in the field, coffee cherries are handpicked and carefully checked for uniformity, it must be red and fully ripe which allows the correct balance of sugar and acidity within the coffee bean. The ripe cherries are pulped on the same day as they are picked before being fermented for 3 days, with interruptions for washing every 24 hours. They are then laid out to naturally dry in the sun.
Sigri and Bunum have justifiably gained a reputation of being “probably the best estate coffees in Papua New Guinea”.
Both coffees are prepared as Grade A.