Sero Bebes began operating his washing station in 2010, however his coffee farm was originally planted in the late 1960’s.
Partnered with Stumptown:
Typica, Bourbon, Arusha, and Mundo Novo
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Sero Bebes began operating his washing station in 2010, however his coffee farm was originally planted in the late 1960’s. His washing station is settled within the Eastern Highlands in the Obura-Wonenara District of Papua New Guinea. Sero grows Typica, Bourbon, Arusha, and Mundo Novo varieties on his 34 hectare farm.
Stumptown’s relationship with Sero Bebes is a fresh one, and we’re super excited to offer his coffee for the second year in a row. Over the years we’ve been gradually building relationships in Papua New Guinea while purchasing delicious coffees as components for some of our blends.
We were fortunate to visit Bebes in 2016. On our visit we were struck by the beautiful array of flowers that surround his coffee varieties throughout his farm. The attention he shows in every aspect of his coffee production clearly shows. He works meticulously throughout each step of the process with an eye towards improvement. A mechanical disc depulper is used to remove the cherry from the bean. He then fully washes the coffee and ferments it in tanks for about a day and a half to bring out the clarity of the coffee.
Bebes’ drying process is unique to his mill. His machine is slightly angled, to allow the excess water to run off of the skin of the coffee as it rests on a slanted metal screen. This action not only quickly removes excess moisture from the coffee, but also allows an even and controlled drying by removing any pockets of water which can sometimes cause unwanted fermentation.