Papua New Guinea Mountain Top


(6 customer reviews)

Flavour Notes

Red Berry, Raisin, Milk Chocolate

Recommended Brewing Methods

Espresso – 17g/40g 30 Seconds


Papua New Guinea




Eastern Highlands


1300m – 1600m

Papua New Guinea Coffee

Papua New Guinean coffee was very late to the party when beans from the Jamaica Blue Mountain crop were planted in the late 1800’s. Despite its proximity to Indonesia, PNG coffee offers a vastly different taste profile and certainly stands alone from other arabicas from the Asian continent. Flavours of raisin and chocolate excite the palate, with a medium acidity this coffee is balanced and delicious.

What is the History of Coffee in Papua New Guinea?

Here is a brief timeline of the history of production in this country:

1926: Where coffee production starts. 18 plantations were established, which set the industry up for success. This is also when the Jamaican Blue Mountain seeds were first planted.
1960s: Infrastructure was dramatically improved, and the coffee industry saw a huge growth. This was because beans could be transported and processed much easier and quicker.
1970s: The industry went from strength to strength and continued to thrive.
1980s: Production took a turn for the worse and made many coffee workers redundant.
1986: Coffee rust started to affect the crops.
1990s: Production increased and the country even reached its peak in 1998.

Papua New Guinea Flavour Profile and Tasting Notes

All coffee that is labelled ‘PNG’ is grown on the Eastern side of the island. These beans are known for having a rich, luxurious body with subtle earthy tones. Most of the varieties grown here are Bourbon, Typica and Arusha with the latter originating from Tanzania. The complex taste notes of PNG coffee create a fantastic all round coffee that work fantastic if you like black coffee but equally great with milk.

 What is Washed Process Coffee?

PNG coffee is washed. meaning that the cherry of the coffee seed is removed before the fermentation and drying stage. The coffee cherries are put into water where any unripe fruit floats to the top. The skin and pulp of the cherry is then removed by putting them through a screen immersed in water. In the ferment and wash process the remainder of the pulp is broken down with microbes and then washed with large amounts of water. This produces clean, bright tasting coffee that is of high quality, note the even roast of this coffee.

Papua New Guinea facts
Papua New Guinea is the Eastern half of the island New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific and is home to just over 8 million people. It is known for its tribal culture and beautiful beaches. The country is situated in the tropics, lying just 6 degrees south of the equator. This creates high temperatures twinned with high rainfall, ideal for crops to grow. The country’s largest export is coffee, which is no surprise as it is such high quality.


Reviews & Ratings

6 reviews for Papua New Guinea Mountain Top

  1. Nigel

    Great coffee

  2. Richard Hallett

    We like it, really nice coffee

  3. John Pembery

    One of the best coffees I have ever tasted.

  4. Dave

    Dang! This is good coffee. Not quite Jamacian Blue Mountain good, but closest i’ve found and is very reasonably priced. Strong bite, full body but smooth with it. Flavour is strong enough to wind back the roasting.

  5. wheelwrites

    Currently our equal favourite with the Columbian La Manuela

  6. will benton

    Very very nice. Drinks well as espresso, nice berry hit initially with a lovely dark chocolate aftertaste. When pulling the shot this coffee seems to prefer the lower end of the temperature range..

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