Papua New Guinea Keto Tepasi (ORG)
Keto Tapasi Progress Association was founded in 2008 as an association of smallholder coffee growers from 18 communities and villages in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the Chuave District. The organization has around 375 members, who cooperate and collaborate despite the vast differences in both culture and language between their heritage groups. The organization is Fair Trade and organic-certified, and has used the premiums it receives to invest in depulpers as well as warehouse space and transportation.
Smallholders typically own anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred coffee trees, and sustenance farming on more "garden-like" plots is common. Generally, the farmer members will depulp and ferment their coffee on their own farms; it is bought and sorted in parchment at the central mill in Goroka for drying, in deliveries from 2565 kilograms.
- Origin: Papua New Guinea
- Region Chimbu Province, Chuave District, Eastern Highlands
- Farm: Approximately 375 smallholder farmers
- Altitude: 16001800 masl
- Process Method: Fully washed
- Certifications: Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified
The Cup: "Sweet with tart acidity and creamy mouthfeel; almond butter, mild lemon and sweet corn flavors with an herbal aftertaste."