Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X | Cocoa powder, green grape, cola
Pretty sweet and fuller bodied, rich and clean, this lot of Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley is a bit brighter, sweeter, medium-bodied version of the deep-toned, heavy Indonesian cup. Nebilyer Valley features sweet cocoa and nutty flavor in place of Indonesia’s more typical forest and earth note. It also has soft accents of deliciously spicy-sweet floral and jammy citrus tones (at lighter roasts) mixing well with a spicy aroma.
GROWER: Smallholder farmers organized around the Kuta mill
REGION: Tambul-Nebilyer District, Papua New Guinea
ALTITUDE: 1,350 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Bourbon, Typica
SOIL: Volcanic loam
Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X is sourced from family-owned farms located in the Nebilyer Valley within Tambul-Nebilyer District, Papua New Guinea. Each producer cultivates coffee on 1 to 2 hectares of land. The coffee is fully washed and sun dried at the Kuta mill, which has been in operation for over 40 years. The Kuta mill operates between the Ulga and Kolga tribes and has become a place of common ground for producers who have traditionally been in conflict because of tribal differences. The mill owner, Brian Leahy, makes a bonus payment after the harvest to farmers who consistently deliver quality cherries.