Kula PB | Papua New Guinea

Kula PB | Papua New Guinea

from 13.50

This peaberry has a pleasant bright orange acidity with an aromatic cedar quality and a pleasant jasmine / coffee blossom finish.

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This is the third year working with our friends at Benchmark Coffee Traders and we’re excited to bring you one of the best peaberry coffees we’ve ever had. Like our Brazil farmers at FAF, the farmers from Sigri Estate in Papua New Guinea consider soil and water conservation as a priority as well as being bird and eco-friendly. Sigri employs a medium density shade strategy, using two types of shade trees. This promotes even-ripening of the coffee cherry and provides a habitat for at least 90 species of birds.


Kula PB is a washed Arabica coffee that undergoes a rigorous wet factory process. Quality Control begins in the field; Cherries are hand-picked and carefully checked for uniformity.  It must be red and fully ripe which allows for the correct balance of sugar and acid within the cherry. This selected cherry is then pulped on the day of picking.

A fermentation process follows- a period of three days broken every 24 hours by washing, but unlike many other coffees, the Sigri process follows this by total immersion in water for a further day. This balances the flavors, ultimately, creating a better coffee. Careful conditioning of 21 days is followed by hulling, grading, densometric sorting, color sorting, and finally hand sorting. This, combined with rigorous quality control before packing, produces the specialty green beans for which Sigri is renowned.


Sigri also provides free housing, free healthcare, and free education (built two schools) to the pickers and their children on the estate. In PNG Sigri is recognized as a great contributor to the economy and social well-being of the people in their region.


QUICK FACTS

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea/Western Highlands

Farmer: Sigri Estate Farmers

Cultivar: Various Arabica Peaberry

Altitude:  1550-1600m

Processing: Washed