New Life for an Old Estate
Marenban Estate was once one of the elite plantations of the Waghi valley, but after the company running the plantation closed, it was not maintained for nearly 20 years. Recently a local wet factory owner secured the title of the plantation and mobilized his community to share in the rehabilitation of the entire plantation. Together they have cleaned, removed overgrowth, created drainage, and replanted trees. With the cooperative help of many families, each working on a designated area, they are creating some of the finest specialty coffees in the world once again.