Grapefruit, Cocoa, Apple Juice
|Goroka, AAK Co-op||1500 Meters|
|Typica, Bourbon, Caturra||Washed|
The AAK Cooperative is comprised of 64 single-family villages in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. AAK stands for Apo, Angra, and Kange, which all mean ‘Brother’ in three local languages. Kesewaka is a remote community located east of Goroka and our first direct trade relationship originating out of Indonesia. When we visited, we spent our time with Brian Kuglame, one of the cooperative managers of the AAK. As a leader of Kesewaka, he believes it’s his responsibility to educate the community on the importance of good processing practices and the impact it has on cup quality. Look for notes of grapefruit, cocoa, and apple juice.