Tag: Papua New Guinea

Tinker Coffee // Papua New Guinea Sero Bebes Estate

Tinker Coffee // Papua New Guinea Sero Bebes Estate

This fully washed coffee is processed through the Sero Bebes washing station in the Obura Wononara district. The station is owned by Sero Bebes, hence the name. In addition to buying cherry from the surrounding areas that are processed in the mill, Mr. Bebes also […]

Velton’s Coffee Roasting Company // 2015 Holiday Blend

Velton’s Coffee Roasting Company // 2015 Holiday Blend

Velton’s Coffee is back at the Table after a long time away; this time we have their annual Holiday Blend here to make the season bright! This year Holiday Blend is quite a departure from blends of holidays past, as it is comprised of two […]

Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Moonbat Blend

Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Moonbat Blend

Halfwit Coffee’s latest version of Moonbat Blend is a blend of thirds, with coffees from the regions of Coban, Guatemala, Cauca, Colombia, and Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Moonbat Blend, from Halfwit Coffee Roasters in Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS:

origin: Coban, Guatemala // Cauca, Colombia // Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
farm: N/A
producer: N/A
association: N/A
elevation: 1050 – 1600 meters above sea level
cultivars: N/A
process: fully washed
certifications: standard

CUPPINGNOTES:

The aroma of this coffee is pretty full-on, and suggests that the cup is going to be pretty interesting. An array of notes that range from spices and burnt wood to fruits and florals.

Moonbat Blend has a full, hearty body and my first few sips of the cup immediately post-brew have already proven this coffee to be deep, complex, and layered. Each sip reveals another dimension to the coffee, so it’s constantly keeping me on my toes. From sip to sip, my palate is treated to alternating notes of red delicious apple, plum, vanilla, honey, florals, red grape, and a sweet clementine citric acidity. The one thing that remains consistent throughout the cup is the PNG component—earth, clove, anise, allspice, cedar, tobacco. The other flavors in the cup stand in stark contrast to the PNG, but the coffee really works as a whole.

Full body; velvety mouthfeel; citric acidity; clean finish.

FINALTHOUGHTS:

I was really quite taken with Halfwit Coffee’s Moonbat Blend, and the thing I was most taken with was its personality. Halfwit put these three coffees together and, though the coffee was really tasty as a unit, I was really impressed that each component’s highlights were showcased; the uniqueness of each of the three coffees really came through on the palate. And, as a roaster, that’s a tough thing to accomplish—especially given the somewhat darker roast profile that was put on this coffee (which gave it a really hearty, full-bodied presence).

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24 of the Top Coffee Production Regions

24 of the Top Coffee Production Regions

Coffee shopping can be a bit confusing. Is there really a difference between beans grown in Colombia and ones from Ethiopia? There is! The continent on which a coffee is grown has a remarkable effect on its flavor profile. Flavors can also differ from region […]

BAREFOOT COFFEE ROASTERS // PAPUA NEW GUINEA AROKARA

BAREFOOT COFFEE ROASTERS // PAPUA NEW GUINEA AROKARA

Arokara is a co-operative of Plantations surrounded by mountains. With over 20 years experience in coffee growing and processing in PNG, Arokara has always delivered a quality bean. These plantations were originally set up by the Rural Development Bank with modern farming methods. In the […]