From SpillingTheBeans’ rare coffee selection of beans from “the World’s tiniest coffee islands” this Sunday we present a Coffee of the Day from the remote island of Rututu, part of the Austral Island group archipelago which are the southern most group of islands in French Polynesia.
Manu Reva – which in Polynesian language literally translated means “a place of birds” and which in modern Polynesian culture is used as the word for airport – are all based on beans originating from Rurutu, one of the two primary coffee growing islands in French Polynesia. The other main coffee island is Rapa Iti, which only can be reached by cargo ship once a month.
SpillingTheBeans has been privileged to be able to visit the coffee growing regions across Rurutu where coffee production is the main source of income for over 25 percent of the population. The coffee is surprisingly balanced, with a mild acidity, yet character and a very smooth aroma.
Coffee producer at Rurutu island in French Polynesia.