Papua New Guinea is often lumped in with Indonesian coffees because of the fairly close proximity the islands share, but the two origins could not be more distinct. Unlike Indonesia, the climate in the coffee growing regions of PNG allows for the wet milling process which typically creates cleaner more medium bodied coffees. these coffees will be be syrupy and smooth, often with fruit notes. The majority of all the specialty coffee in PNG is grown on one continuous mountain chain, where high altitudes help coffee cherries develop slowly, endowing them with sweetness. One distinctive attribute of this coffee is its small bean size, making its name,”Peaberry”, a very fitting one. The beans of this coffee are smaller, denser, and more spherical. This is a naturally occurring mutation that affects a small percentage of coffee, making it both rare and sought after.
- Bright Melon