Papua New Guinea Kindeng - Natural Process
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Country : Papua New Guinea
Region : Jiwaka Province
Farm : Multiple Smallholders
Variety : Typica, Arusha, Bourbon
Altitude : 1520-1770 masl
Processing Method : Natural
Flavor Notes: Strawberry + Balsamic
For a long time, we have had a fond appreciation for coffees from Papua New Guinea. These coffees tend to have unique and interesting flavor profiles, but have not historically been very prominent in the specialty coffee world. This one in particular is a treat because it is not often that we see natural-processed coffees from this country, especially one of such exceptional quality. This is our second year offering this coffee, and we are excited to have it back! Our importer friends have the following to say about this coffee and the mill from which it comes:
"This coffee comes to us from the Kagamuga Dry Mill, located in the Jikawa province of Papua New Guinea. It is a blend of coffee purchased in cherry from about 1500 multiple smallholders located in the Kindeng and Arufa municipalities. The average farm size of producers in this area is about 1-2 hectares, and the soil is generally sandy loam and loamy clay. For this coffee, ripe cherries are placed on raised beds and canvasses immediately after they are received at the dry mill. They are moved multiple times a day throughout the average 1-month drying process to ensure an even and uniform average moisture content across the lot. Once the coffee is adequately dried, it is placed into bags and stored in a cool and dry warehouse, hulled, milled, and prepped for export."
In the cup, we find flavors of balsamic, strawberry, and toffee supported by a big and syrupy body. This is one of those wild and interesting offerings that pushes the boundaries of coffee flavor profiles!
All coffees are available in whole bean only.
We roast and ship on Mondays and Thursdays. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday at midnight will roast and ship on Monday. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday at midnight will roast and ship on Thursday.