Papua New Guinea Kuta Waghi


Torched sugar, toffee, understated hints of prune and dried citrus peel, aromatic tobacco, ample bittering that points to tannic tea, and unsweetened baking chocolate.

Region: Waghi Valley
Variety: Bourbon Types, Typica Types, Modern Hybrids
Altitude: 1350-1500 masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Certification: None

This coffee comes to us by way of the Kuta coffee mill in the Waghi District of Papua New Guinea. The coffee processed at the mill are from smaller coffee plantations in the area situated at just under 1600 meters above sea level on the low end. It's a wet-processed coffee, meaning the coffee cherry and much of the fruit is stripped from the seed using depulping machinery. Then the green coffee seed, still covered in sticky mucilage, is submerged in water tanks where it ferments overnight, breaking down the remaining outer layer of fruit. The physical preparation of this coffee is decent. However, I did find a few partial quaker beans in my roasted coffee. Quakers are unripe coffee that are easy to spot when roasted as they remain light tan no matter how dark you roast your coffee. Not all beans with a lighter color variance are quakers! And similarly, not all quakers have the same effect on flavor. Coffee that is nearly ripe will be a little darker in color than a true, full quaker, and taste much closer to the fully ripe coffee. A few partial quakers like these are likely to go undetected in a full brew batch. There's also very little silver skin left on the seeds, which makes judging roast development by physical color shade fairly easy.

      Description from Coffee Shrub.

      Regular price $17.00

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