Papua New Guinea Balus Kopi



Flavor Notes
Smooth mouthfeel with heavy body. Notes of caramel, dried fruit, green tea, and melon.

Bean Profile
Our Balus Kopi is grown in Papua New Guinea’s Simbai area, just over the Bismarck Range bordering the Western Highlands Province and Sepik Province. “Balus Kopi” is Tok Pisin (the native language of PNG) for “airplane coffee.” Why “airplane coffee?” All coffee from Simbai is transported via plane, and getting Balus Kopi is not easy: farmers bring their coffee to a small airstrip — some farmers have a day’s journey. When enough coffee is gathered for a full plane-load, a flight is chartered to Mt. Hagen where it gains access to the global supply chain.

Origin: Papua New Guinea; Simbai Region.
Farm/Farmer: Smallholder Farms.
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica.
Processing: Washed, patio dried.
Elevation: 5200-6200 ft.
Ships in a resealable, vented bag for extended freshness.
10 ounces or 5 pounds.

Roast Level
We source high-quality, specialty coffees, and we go to great lengths to roast each origin the perfect amount to showcase the bean’s natural qualities and flavors. Our Roast Master, Maury McCown, is Specialty Coffee Association certified and trained, and he strives to make sure you get the best the bean has to offer.


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