The story behind
The Arufa Grade A Natural Process is grown in a remote area of Papua New Guinea in the Arufa and Kindeng regions of the Western Highlands. This area is a large plateau with stony mountains bordering the edges. During colonial times this area was one of the first planted with coffee and this continues today.
Coffee in this area is mostly bourbon, arusha, and blue mountain varieties and grows between 1,520 and 1,770 meters above sea level. Most coffee farmers in Papua New Guinea have less than a hectare of land and operate “coffee gardens” with only a few trees. The family all take part in the harvesting and processing, and they do everything by hand.
Arufa Natural may be named after the region in which it grows, but it is produced by the Kindeng smallholder farmer network. They have been delivering exceptional coffee for more than 10 years and the Arufa Natural is the result of the farmers’ commitment to quality. The cherries are hand picked and then sun-dried for about a month before being hulled to the parchment level. They are then sold to the Kagauga dry mill for further processing.