Papua New Guinea Peaberry from Nebilyer Valley
Release Date: 3/13/2018
Peaberries are back! We are lucky to get coffees like these which sell out before the containers land in the US. There is an incredible caramel sweetness and the aroma of fresh cut flowers. In the cup, we have the characteristic Nebilyer Valley milling. This is an exquisite Indonesian coffee that is creamy and smooth, with a touch of maple syrup and graham cracker as the coffee is sipped. The finish lingers with buttery honey pecan notes.
The fact that this is a peaberry makes this coffee a tiny bit spicier and more complex. Remember, too, that peaberry coffee makes up only about 5% of a coffee harvest. It's ridiculously good!
Cup: Washed Mild
Finish: Medium, sweet
About this Coffee
GROWER: Smallholder farmers organized around the Kuta mill
REGION: Tambul-Nebilyer District
ALTITUDE: 1,350 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Bourbon, Typica
SOIL: Volcanic loam
Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X is sourced from family-owned farms located in the Nebilyer Valley within Tambul-Nebilyer District, Papua New Guinea. Each producer cultivates coffee on 1 to 2 hectares of land. The coffee is fully washed and sun dried at the Kuta mill, which has been in operation for over 40 years.
The Kuta mill operates between the Ulga and Kolga tribes and has become a place of common ground for producers who have traditionally been in conflict because of tribal differences. The mill owner, Brian Leahy, makes a bonus payment after the harvest to farmers who consistently deliver quality cherries.