Three Terroirs in a Tiny Region
The Goroka Valley is just 30 km long and 15 km wide, but is home to three distinct coffee terroirs. The Asaro region has rich, black, volcanic soils. The Ungai region is slightly higher in elevation and has predominantly reddish soils. The Bena region is in a lower part of the valley and has yellow, clay-based soils. The climate in all three sub regions is best described as cool-tropical, perfect for producing a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables.