Papua New Guinea - Kuta Ridge
FROM THE GEEK FILE:
PRODUCER: Independent Farmers
REGION: Western Highlands
ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 1,600 m
VARIETY: Typica, Arusha, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Jamaica Blue Mountain
CUPPING NOTES: Fig, Cider, Elderflower
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT:
These meticulously sorted selection of peaberries, from Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands, offers a superior clarity and complexity resulting in a refreshing fruit and rich, earthy sweetness.
STORY OF THE BEAN:
Most coffee cherries contain a pair of seeds, but when only a single seed is fertilized it fills the cherry and takes on a rounded pea-like shape. These particular peaberries are processed at the Kuta wet mill. There, farmers from local, family-run plantations bring their coffee cherries to the mill so that the seeds may be extracted, dried and sorted. Kuta Mill is the heart of coffee production in the valley and a place for producers to share wisdom about their craft.