Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Dried Fruit and Orange Blossom
This peaberry coffee is a typica varietal that comes to us from the Sigri Estate located in the Waghi Valley of the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The Sigri Estate is certified organic and fair trade. The estate is also bird and eco friendly using shade trees as a way to protect the coffee and offering homes to several species of birds. They have been growing coffee for over fifty years and concentrate on Typica varieties that were brought to Papua New Guinea from the Jamaican Blue Mountain Typica root stock. They then use their Kula processing method which is comprised of raised-bed drying, two rounds of color sorting, and two rounds of hand sorting. This results in a total of six stages of sorting after the parchment has been dried. This process includes destoning, screen size grading, desometric sorting, double color sorting, and finally double hand sorting. Floaters are also sorted out in two different stages of the wet process. This level of rigorous sorting results in a clean and crisp cup. We roast these beans to a medium level and that profile accentuates the dark sweetness of the chocolate followed by the acidic citrus and dried fruit flavors that make up this cup.