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Papua New Guinea Arokara AA


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Papua New Guinea coffees are known for their complex acidity and bountiful variety due to cultural and topographical diversity––few plantations are large, and most happen to be small plots. Processing methods are constantly being updated to ensure the best coffee year after year.

This specific Arakara AA hails from the Arokara Cooperative, a partner of plantations in the Eastern Highlands of Papua, New Guinea. Recently, the plantations have been transferred to the original owners who believe in a chemical-free production process. The coffee’s cherry is hand-picked by the clan, immediately pulped, and fermented in cement vats for three days. Then, the coffee is washed with the Aru River’s water and sun-dried for seven to twelve days. The plantations hire up to 60 assistants to the clan cherry pickers––nearly 12,000 people depend on this process for income to support their families.

Cupping notes: Fruit and sweet floral aroma, dark chocolate, plum, earthy; creamy body, winy acidity.

Learn more about PNG coffee beans with our dedicated guide.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryPapua New Guinea
  • Local RegionEastern Highlands
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyTypica, Bourbon, Arusha
  • Altitude (meters)1,300–1,600 masl
  • HarvestJune - August
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:3
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:7
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:7
  • Sweetness:3
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:light bean
  • Winey:light bean
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on December 15, 2020

james Our favorite so far. Been roasting for about 5 years and was buying expensive GESHA beans. This is as good if not better than the best gesha we have had.

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by on August 27, 2020

Not the best PBG I've made. Wonderful aroma. Should be good for a blend.

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by on January 6, 2020

Part of the sample pack and I used it for my first roast on my Hottop K2+ . So something of a learning experience. Even with that caveat, it made for a very decent cup in the morning. Roasted it just 10 seconds after the finish of 1C. Cupping notes (from my limited experience) were a decent body and low acidity. It had a hint of chocolate. After I’m through sampling the other single origin offers, I plan to get some more for blending. Overall if you haven’t tried this, its worth buying a half-pound sample for comparison. Cheers Davecx

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