The Rugged Waghi Valley
The Waghi Valley is in the middle of the Owen Stanley mountain range, which runs down the center of Papua New Guinea. This land is notoriously rugged and travel is challenging. Coffee is grown on the valley floor, which is rich with fertile, sandy, loamy soil. The well-shaded farms of the region help cherries develop uniformly and, once harvested, warm sunny days allow for sun drying of the parchment.