Starbucks Reserve Papua New Guinea Solwara
Cedary spice aromas with lingering, sweet flavors of orange and plum
In the grassy highlands of eastern Papua New Guinea, clusters of coffee plants grow in valleys surrounded by mountains, shaded by silk trees and evergreens. With a scarcity of roads and infrastructure, these coffee gardens are difficult to reach, and the distance between them can seem immense. Under these formidable conditions, Ferro Yasona is finding a way to accomplish the impossible. He proactively reaches out to smallholder growers, building relationships, educating, transporting their coffee and orchestrating its production. Solwara, a word that means “salt water,” reflects Ferro’s desire to source and process coffee across the country, from one coast to another. Thanks to his extraordinary efforts, wild coffee cherries from remote locations are transformed into something magical. This cup mesmerizes with cedar aromas and spice.