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Papua New Guinea Simbai Balus Kopi
An elegant, nuanced PNG that centers around notes of crisp pear and lime zest in the aroma, rounding to cocoa nib and agave syrup in the cup. The mouthfeel is crisp and lively, like a good Vermouth, and the quiet finish is sweetly nut-toned. This is a lovely representation of the Bourbon and Typica varieties of Arabica, multi-layered and inviting.
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Chocolate, Plum, Black Tea, Brown Sugar
Papua New Guinea
Simbai Balus Kopi (Simbai Airplane Coffee) comes from the Simbai region, just over the Bismarck Range that borders the Western Highlands Province and Sepik Province. The rich terroir of Simbai lends itself to wonderful sweetness, filled with chocolate and tropical fruit flavors, and a full-bodied, buttery quality representative of washed PNG coffee. All coffee from Simbai is transported via plane. In order for Simbai farmers to access the supply chain, they must bring their coffee to an airstrip. It’s not easy – some farmers have a day’s journey from their farm to the airfields.
Papua New Guinea’s mountainous terrain with amazingly fertile volcanic soil is excellent for growing rich, vibrant Arabica coffee but not very good for transporting it. As a result, many remote villages and smallholder coffee farms are only reachable by foot or light aircraft, which is why air travel is crucial to get things moving.
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