PAPUA NEW GUINEA: AAAK APO COOPERATIVE

$16.25$85.00

Traceability: Four co-op clusters in the AAAK producer group (120-150 families)

Process: Washed

Elevation: 4,600 – 5,300 ft (1400 – 1600 masl)

Notes: Chamomile, Raspberry, Yuzu

Method: Drip, Iced

Net weight:  12 ounces (340 grams) / 5 lbs (2.27kg)

Info: 

Papua New Guinea is generally known as the most linguistically diverse country in the world, far to the east of the bulk of the world’s population on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Mountain ranges, valleys and dense forest helped isolate people groups over the millennia, while also providing endless micro-climates for growing a wide variety of crops.

In the case of one of those crops, coffee, original stocks of Jamaican Blue Mountain beans were planted by British colonists, and the plant was propagated throughout the highlands in the decades to come. The diversity in landscape can, for better or for worse, provide diversity in flavor profiles. We’ve tasted PNGs that can compete with high-acidity flavor profiles typically seen in Ethiopia or Kenya, and we’ve had muddier PNGs that, at best, taste faintly of peanuts. This explains why this is only our second coffee we’ve ever served from Papua New Guinea in over three years of business!

Today, it is an industry dominated by mostly small-holder family farmers, joining forces to form co-ops in order to share information, best practices, and market access. The producer group we’re working with is the same as in 2016 —  The AAAK Cooperative. Made up of over 120 member families, we’re tasting true specialty coffee from a region of the world that couldn’t be farther from the hustle and bustle of the importing offices in New York of our importing partner Crop to Cup.

We’re proud to offer this coffee, and we think you’ll love it, too. It’s a bit different from our usual wheelhouse — we couldn’t help but notice how delicate of a coffee it was on the cupping table, reminiscent of a cup of chamomile tea, with a hint of sweet citrus and raspberry for good measure. That is, after all, the beauty of traceable coffee; diversity in production methods, soils and climate lead to diversity in flavors. Drink up and keep following your tongue.

 

All coffee is roasted to order every Monday and shipped the following day through USPS priority mail unless otherwise specified. 

Net weight: 12 ounces (340 grams) / 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

Email us at: joel@eastlickcoffee.com

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12 ounces, 5 lbs

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