Peaberry PNG is sourced from family-owned farms in the Nebilyer Valley within Tambul-Nebilyer District, Papua New Guinea. Each producer cultivates coffee on 1-2 hectares of land. This coffee underwent a washed process before being sun-dried. The Kuta mill operates between the Ulga and Kolga tribes and has been in operation for over 40 years. The Kuta Mill has become a space of common ground for producers who have traditionally been in conflict because of tribal differences.
A peaberry is a natural mutation of the coffee bean inside its cherry. Typically coffee beans grow two to a fruit, flat against each other, but a funny thing happens in about 5% of the world’s coffee, and a bean is born on its own. Because there’s no way to tell from looking at the cherry itself whether there’s a single- or double-header inside, peaberries need to be hand-sorted after picking and processing to be sold separately. In many cases, the peaberries are often sold for roasting right alongside their regular counterparts. Growers will hand-select the tiny mutants for a special sale, sometimes at a premium, because of their taste, labor, and relative rarity.
The vast majority of coffee in Papua New Guinea is grown in the highland regions near the country’s center. Coffee is then graded using a unique matrix that reflects screen size and bean shape, defect count, color, aroma, and cup quality. In a cup of Peaberry PNG Papua New Guinea, you’ll find notes of dried fig and tropical fruit paired with a soft acidity and smooth mouthfeel.
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