Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X
Smooth and creamy in texture and flavor. There are caramel and black cherry notes with a medium-heavy body, low acidity, and a medium finish that retains the smoothness of the cup as it fades in the mouth. This is a rich, smokey coffee with good balance
Arrival Date: March 16th, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity
Balance & Finish: Well Balanced, Clean Finish
Body & Texture: Creamy and Smooth
Flavors: Spicey with sweet notes of caramel and black cherry
Grade: A/X (Varying sizes medium to large) SHG Dense
Processing: Washed, hand picked, sun dried
Variety: Bourbon and Typica
Roasting: Start with a Full City+ (Medium dark) to enhance the smokiness and keep the smooth, caramel traits as well. This coffee is a mixture of bean sizes and tends to roasts unevenly so be prepared to pull it earlier than most and still achieve a darker roast. Just when you think it'll hit Full City, it's almost to Vienna! That's ok, the uneveness adds character and spice to the profile.
Coffee has been cultivated in the Nebilyer Valley of Papua New Guinea for over 40 years, and the bulk of it originates from small holders who may only plant 100 or so trees on their small plots. Previously, the valley has been explosive because clans and tribes have been at war. However, with the addition of coffee cultivation, the region has become less hostile. This specific coffee is a product of a multitude of small holders’ crops originating in many different villages and clans throughout the valley. The cherries produced by the small holders are taken to the Korgua wet factory—they use a wet processing, sun drying method.
This coffee is smooth and creamy in texture and flavor. There buttery caramel notes with a hint of lemon and a distinctive smokey spiciness. It's got medium-heavy body, low acidity, and a medium finish that retains the smoothness of the cup as it fades in the mouth. This is a rich, smokey coffee that has good balance and will take just about any roast you throw at it with style.