Papua New Guinea - Eastern Highlands
ROM THE GEEK FILE
- PRODUCER: Eastern Highlands
- REGION: Eastern Highlands
- VARIETY: Typica, Arusha, Bourbon
- PROCESS: Fully Washed and Sun Dried
- ALTITUDE: 1,300 - 1,600 m
- CUPPING NOTES: Blackberry, Prosecco, Brown Sugar
Why You'll Love It:
A perennial favorite, coffee from Papua New Guinea consistently offers a rich brew showcasing deep caramel flavors balanced with a refreshing light acidity. Eastern Highlands produces a comforting and mellow cup with subtle aromas of berries and stone fruit.
Story of the Bean:
The world has enjoyed almost a century of distinctive and flavorful coffee from the central mountain range of Papua New Guinea. Those highlands support thousands of producers who maintain small coffee gardens consisting of as few as 20 plants. The Arokara Cooperative in the Eastern Highlands is one of the groups collecting cherry from these gardens and ensuring only well-processed high-quality coffee is delivered. This hand-selected lot creates an effervescent cup, sparkling with the light acidity of white grapes balanced by the earthy sweetness of molasses and blackberries.
This was my 1st time and the coffee was fabulous!!! Highly recommend!
This PNG has a great fragrance out of the grinder. This is definitely Asian coffee so don't expect the refined elegance of an Ethiopian, but you can also find some more adventure in the cup. Initial sips reveal a brightness that reminded me of cranberries balanced by some earthiness that didn't overwhelm. A bit of effervescence in the mouthfeel - takes a little dialing in as it stays sour when underextracted. I used a V60, 16:1 water ratio, 45 sec bloom, 3:10 total brew time.
My favorite seasonal coffee
I’m not going to lie I love everything from La Colombe but this coffee is life. Get it before it runs out you won’t be disappointed!
Papua New Guinea
Sent to Ireland to my granddaughter and it got great reviews from her. Will be ordering it again with others including the dark roast to take when we visit in November. Love LaClombe coffee. Tastes that spike your flavor buds.