Papua New Guinea Peaberry by Moore Coffee Review |
  • Moore Coffee

    Ventura, California
  • Papua New Guinea Peaberry

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: December 2003
Origin: Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea Price: $13.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: Opens with a very sweet, very intense but balanced aroma complicated by apples and flowers. In the cup the gentle acidity subordinates itself to a melodic sweetness and a rich, deeply dimensioned chocolate- and apple-toned fruit. Lyric and seductive.

Notes: Papua New Guinea, which occupies the eastern half of the enormous island of New Guinea, produces some of the world's finest and most distinctive coffees. This small-producer coffee is grown at elevations of around 5,200 feet. Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (usually better) cup than normal beans from the same crop. Moore Coffee is a small retail and wholesale roaster that also offers a range of other fancy foods and beverages through its website. Visit or call 800-994-8060 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of Mozart and the Beach Boys.


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