On the remote southwest Pacific island of Papua New Guinea, rugged coastlines give way to mountainous stretches, lush rainforests and active volcanoes. Infrastructure ranges from spotty to nonexistent, making the distance from one community to the next seem that much greater. On a landmass roughly the size of California, 800 languages are spoken, each signifying its own subculture. Faced with all of these complexities, the 400 farmers of the Roots No. 1 collective took matters into their own hands.
They combined their backyard crops and opened their own processing mill, allowing them to strictly control every step from growing to trading. And now, thanks to their efforts, we have the opportunity to proudly introduce this lot—rich in flavors of orange, lemon and honey.
Arusha, Blue Mountain, San Ramon