Coffee Location: Papua New Guinea
Cupping Notes: Dark sugar, toffee, muted fruits in light roasts, earth-toned, cocoa powder/chocolate depending on roast level. This Papua New Guinea coffee has a sweet scent that transfers from freshly ground coffee to wet aromatics that, with convincing chocolate roast smells, have a smell of bittersweet confections. This carries through to the brewed coffee, and City+ roasting provides dark sugar and toffee sweet flavors with a 'toasted' note, like torched sugar.
ABOUT THE BEAN: This coffee comes to us by way of the Kuta coffee mill in the Waghi District of Papua New Guinea. The coffee processed at the mill are from smaller coffee plantations in the area situated at just under 1600 meters above sea level on the low end. It's a wet processed coffee, meaning the coffee cherry and much of the fruit are stripped from the seed using depulping machinery, and then the green coffee seed, still covered in sticky mucilage, is submerged in water tanks where it ferments overnight, breaking down the remaining outer layer of fruit.