Papa New Guinea Namaro
REGION: Okapa Valley / Eastern Highlands
ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 2,100 m.a.s.l.
VARIEITIES: Typica, Bourbon
PROCESSING: Wet Processed
Q-GRADE: 84 Points
CUP: Mild to medium acidity, Light-medium body
FLAVOR: Delicate subtle cup with notes of red fruits and citrus rind.
FREE SHIPPING: Ships within 3 business days
ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Coffee in Papa New Guinea
Coffee production in Papa New Guinea did not start until the middle of the 20th century, rather late compared to other countries, but fitting considering there are still uncontacted peoples and tribes across the chain of islands. The production itself can be traced back to the importation and planting of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee seeds in the 1920s, which has created some nice varieties in later plant generations across the islands. Papa New Guinea is home to many smaller scale producers and exports coffees that are usually well-balanced and fruity
Papa New Guinea PSC Namaro
While similar to the neighboring Indonesia origins, Papa New Guinea (PNG) has some uniqueness to its flavor and cup characteristics. It is less earthy than a Sumatra, with a standout wineyness. Some PNG’s can be somewhat unpredictable in their flavor which is largely due to the coffee “gardens” of the country, where farmers individually grow the coffee on their lands with different inputs and means, and afterwards blend it with other farms for export. However, this coffee is less unpredictable and has a Premium Smallholder Coffee grade (PSC) which represents a superior quality and uniformity compared to much of the coffee produced in the country. While many people either love or hate PNG’s, we think this specific coffee will be sure to impress.