Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Plum, Black Tea, Maple Syrup
Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands
Roteps Wet Mill is located in Kuli, a small city just east of Mt. Hagen. It’s very difficult to find other wet mills operating that far up in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands where a majority of farms are located. Paul, who owns the mill, routinely deploys his team in trucks to collect cherries from the neighboring smallholder farms in the area. Paul’s team takes their truckloads of cherries, picked within a 20 mile radius of the mill, and dries them on long drying tarps in their drying field before the final milling in Goroka.