Papua New Guinea - Kunjin
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- COUNTRY: Papua New Guinea
- REGION: Waghi Valley
- MILL: Kunjin
- PROCESS: Fully Washed and Sun-dried
- VARIETY: Arusha and Blue Mountain
- ALTITUDE: 1,400 - 1,800 meters
- CUPPING NOTES: White Grape, Coconut, Saffron
Why You'll Love It: Coffee, from seed to cup, has always traveled. These beans descend from the first coffee seeds planted in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s, brought from the famed Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
The botanical varieties of coffee plants are as important as those in apples or grapes. Just as a Malbec will differ from a Merlot, so it goes with coffee varieties. These heirloom Blue Mountain beans grow at high altitudes near the Waghi Valley, conditions that create a brew with the tropical sweetness of coconut water. This Kunjin coffee stays true to its excellent lineage with distinctive notes of grape and saffron.