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.
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Last week we talked about the recent flood of Colombian coffees in our office. Out of all the fantastic Colombians we’ve had the pleasure of tasting in the past few weeks, one really dazzled our team of evaluators and landed in our upcoming coffee subscription box for March. Here’s what our taster Stephen had to say about it:
If that doesn’t sound delicious, you might need to step back and re-think your relationship with coffee! This exceptional brew comes from Huila, a growing region in Colombia known for chocolatey, caramelly coffees accented with spicy and savory notes. But this particular selection brings way more citrus to the table than we’re used to seeing - it’s a perfect complement to everything we love so much about Colombian coffees.
Time to put your coffee smarts to the test! See if you can guess which country this coffee is from based on this lavish tasting note:
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This elegant coffee is from Ethiopia. Specifically, it’s from a region in Ethiopia called Yirgacheffe, which is known for producing beautiful coffees with delicate floral qualities unlike anything else you’ll ever taste.
We work hard to make sure each of our monthly subscription boxes contains the perfect mix of coffees from different growing regions around the world. They say variety is the spice of life. We think it goes further than that. Coffees from different countries can taste remarkably different, so offering 3 coffees each month helps you discover what you love and, maybe, what you don’t love. It’s all part of the journey!
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We wouldn’t be anywhere without our fantastic team of coffee evaluators. Their passion for finding the world’s best coffee resonates in their tasting notes, which constantly impress us with their dead-on accuracy and limitless creativity. We have so much fun reading their tasting notes each week that it would be a shame to not share some of the more effusive ones with you. Here’s our favorite “epic tasting note” from this week, inspired by a lovely Ethiopian coffee that swept our tasters off their feet: