Papua New Guinea Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Ventura, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea|
|Review Date:||December 2003|
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
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of Mozart and the Beach Boys.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2003 tasting report: Fragrance and Weight: Winter Coffees from the Pacific