Hand-sorted and exceedingly rare, the Peaberry bean only grows in 5% of coffee cherries and is known to roast to an even excellence due to its shape. From the Kimel Estate in Papua New Guinea, this Peaberry is vibrant, complex, and full-bodied with chocolate undertones and a long, sweet finish. A medium-light roast keeps this cup extra bright while highlighting the fruity, syrupy quality you love from Papua New Guinea Peaberry beans.
The Kimel Estate is cooperatively farmed and owned by the indigenous Opais peoples of the Wahgi Valley. They have their own wet mills like a plantation, but they are actually a group of farms centered around the mill. This is a great advantage to the the harvest, because unlike smaller Indonesian farms, Kimel farmers don't have to travel through poor infrastructure and wetlands to get to the mills. Thanks to the Kimel River, which runs through the estate, a large focus has been made on clean water, and special funding from this co-op plantation goes toward the building of schools for the community.
Variety: Mundo Novo, Blue Mountain, Typica, Arusha, Caturra, Catimor
Region: Western Highlands, Wahgi Valley
Harvest: March - April
Altitude: 1,580 m.a.s.l.
Soil: Sandy loam
Processing: Fully washed after depulping and fermenting, dried in the sun