Peaberry coffee has an undeserved reputation for being a more mild and subtle version of it's sibling beans. The big AA and A beans get all the attention since they're big and the assumption is that they contain the biggest flavors. I'll admit I made the same assumption once. But after many years of cupping Peaberry, I've learned never to overlook the tiny, round beans. This coffee offers the perfect case in point. If you want a loud coffee (and I say that as an amateur drummer who likes it loud), look no further! The cup is complex, bold and in your face. It's herbaceous, earthy, sweet, fruity, tangy and even a touch winey. Honestly, if I didn't know better, someone could have told me it was a natural processed coffee! In cupping, we noted meyer lemon, kiwi, dark chocolate and even a hint of basil. If you're a fan of the unusual and always looking for something different to try, this coffee will be a treat.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Arrival Date: April 22nd, 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly tangy, fairly sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex with an earthy finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied and rich with a creamy texture
Flavors: Meyer lemon, kiwi, dark chocolate and a hint of basil and wine
Grade: Peaberry, grown at 1350 masl
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried
Grower: Producers organized around the Kuta mill
Region: Tambul-Nebilyer District
Varieties: Bourbon and typica
Recommended Roast Range: City+ to Full City+ (Light-medium to medium-dark)
We like this coffee in the City+ to Full City+ range (light-medium to medium-dark), with the best balance found right at Full City (full medium) or after 1st crack has ended, but 2nd crack hasn't begun. If it's too tangy for your liking, lean towards the first few snaps of 2nd crack.
Royal Coffee - "Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley Peaberry 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."