Country: Papua New Guinea
Region: Bena Bena Valley
Varietal: Arusha, Typica
Cooperative: Korofeigu Farmers Coop
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,900 MASL
Cupping Notes: Brown Sugar, Nougat, S’mores, Pipe Tobacco
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: The Korofeigu Cooperative Society is made up of 97 individual producers who own a collective area of 276 acres of shade grown coffee. Korofeigu coffee production goes back to the mid 1940s, when several different villages in the area were encouraged to begin producing coffee by the government of Papua New Guinea. At the same time, a group of teenagers from these same villages were selected for a new coffee production training program designed to help bring generational stability to the rural Korofeigu region. Initially the success was mixed, but over time their coffee plots began to produce more and more. Gradually over time coffee became the chief agricultural commodity in Korofeigu, where they have been trading and exporting their crop since the 1960s. Today, coffee as a whole provides a living for a third of Papua New Guinea’s population and is the single most profitable agricultural export.
We’re happy to share the efforts of the Korofeigu Cooperative with roasters. In this organic lot we get notes of Brown Sugar, Nougat, S’mores, and Pipe Tobacco.
My go-to brew is expresso/french roast. I've been a Bodhi Leaf customer for some years and this is the best I've found for my expresso machine.
I have really enjoyed this organic Papua NG. First time to roast this region. Was easy to roast. Beans were very uniform and easy to repeat the profile. I take it on the Behmor just over a minute after 1st crack and cool it right as crack slows and still coming into the light / medium range. It was darkening quickly for me. So I drop to P4 manual quickly and cool it quickly. Great notes, great everyday coffee. Not a huge pop of citrus fruit but rather a smoother sweet tiny bit earthy dark chocolate taste. Have used it in French press, drip, and espresso. All excellent. A definite buy for me again.