The new 2017 crop is here! These wild-grown, triple-picked (only the ripe beans each time) are extraordinarily "clean" and have that superb Blue Mountain varietal taste profile we all know and love so well, blended with Typica and balanced for gentle but pleasing acidity, slight hints of melon, citrus and tea. One of our top sellers in every market.
Actual airstrip used by Highlands Summit
This exciting new coffee grows wild in the mountains of Papua New Guinea's Morombe province, at altitudes ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 feet. Because they are wild-grown, they have never been treated with pesticides or fumigated. In this crop you will see many Screen 20+ beans, "monster beans" that show the Jamaica Blue Mountain heritage and robust health of the crop.
The taste is stunning. Exceptionally low-acid, richly aromatic, and full-bodied, with notes of chocolate and fruit. These beans are descendants of the same stock as Blue Mountain and share its smoothness and drinkability. As soon as we tasted this coffee, we knew we had to have it. But it gets better--this coffee is saving lives.
The only way to get this coffee out of the heart of the jungle is via bush pilots, who must use grass-strip airfields now that tsunamis have knocked out roads in the area. Because of this inaccessibility, the locals cannot easily trade for medical or other supplies, nor can they sell their coffee on the commodities market. With no buyers, the precious coffee was rotting on the tree!
Tested by the PNG coffee board and found to be naturally organic (see certificate). Please select size (1 lb, 3lb, 10lb, 20lb)
High Quality Beans, Delicious Complexity
These are very high quality beans. I've never actually seen beans in such amazing shape- they're huge and virtually all the same size. They give you a nice even roast. The profile is quite intense on the cacao side, with a chocolatey sweetness and not very much fruit or 'brightness.' I over roasted it the first few times and didn't like it very much, but then I did a perfect light roast and really tasted the complexity of this wonderful bean.
I'm sure that blended with an African or a brighter Guatemalan would be quite delicious indeed. Overall very impressed with this supplier, they definitely care about the quality of their product.
Posted by Hirum Horkweller on Sep 29th 2016
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