Papua New Guinea probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of coffee-growing countries. It’s certainly not the first name that we think of. It makes sense, though, as Indonesian coffees have historically dominated the region. But the increasing number of fantastic coffees from Papua New Guinea in recent years, like the one in the Epic Tasting Note below, has proven that the island nation deserves a seat at the table of world-class origins.
Coffees from Papua New Guinea typically have a lot of the qualities that people love about Indonesian coffees: mild acidity, full body, robust earth tones. Where they stand out from their neighbors, though, is that they tend to have some brighter, fruitier notes that give the cup a nice balance between high and low.