It’s been a while since we’ve had a Papua New Guinea coffee at TCC and this one carries its weight around here. If you thought it was odd we’d pick a Grade B coffee, keep in mind that every country has a slightly different take on the coffee grading system. Papua New Guinea’s system refers simply to bean size and it doesn’t have any bearing on the quality of the bean. So, these coffee beans might be a little smaller than you’re used to, but they still pack a heckuva punch! We also like to highlight the Siane Organic Agriculture Cooperative (SOAC) and the great work they are doing for coffee farmers and their community. We always enjoy sharing good coffee that you can feel good about too.
As we mentioned before, this coffee packs a punch when it comes to flavor. Starting out with a full-bodied, rich cup and silky texture that’s reasonably balanced and ending with a clean finish. There’s a nice sweetness coming through from the toffee and amaretto notes, balanced with orange zest and cacao nibs. Does anyone else think this sounds like a perfect cup of Christmas morning? Me thinks so.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Arrival Date: December 15th, 2022. Harvest year: 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Fairly bright and slightly sweet
Balance & Finish: Moderately balanced and fairly clean finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied and rich with a creamy texture
Flavors: Toffee, orange, amaretto & cacao nibs
Grade: Grown at 1350 masl
Processing: Fully washed and dried in the sun
Grower: Siane Organic Agriculture Cooperative (SOAC)
Region: Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea
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 - "This coffee is sourced from farms organized around the Siane Organic Agriculture Cooperative (SOAC) located in the Chuave district within the province of Chimbu, Papua New Guinea. SOAC accesses the international coffee markets for farmers, creating greater earning capacity from direct trade relationships. SOAC also assist farmers with financing, coffee quality improvement, organic certification, and community-based projects that promote gender equality and education."