Papua New Guinea Balus Kopi
$16.00 – $16.50
GROUNDED ROASTERIE SELECT
Smooth mouthfeel with heavy body. Notes of caramel, dried fruit, green tea, and melon.
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.
We source high-quality coffees and we go to great lengths to roast each origin the perfect amount to showcase and highlight the bean’s natural qualities and flavors. In general, our roasts are what most people consider “medium.” Some origins taste better at a light roast, and some origins taste better at a darker roast. Our Head Roaster, Maury McCown, is Specialty Coffee Association certified and trained, and he strives to make sure you get the best the bean has to offer.