WHAT WE SAY:
PNG coffee is the underdog of the specialty coffee world. It's not be as sexy as its African and South American friends, however the humble Simbu has real character and punches well above its weight - that's why we love it!
Simbu is the quiet achiever in our FREEDOM blend where it adds a touch of bittersweet acidity and a super silky mega crema. We have recently singled it out with excellent results. Roasted to light espresso but flexible for most brew methods.
As a filter its sweet and smoooooooth like a mouthful of dried apricots. In espresso we get sparkling blood orange upfront followed by bitter sweet bakers cocoa and a loooong finish. With milk it reminds us of a malty milkshake from your childhood corner store.
BLOOD ORANGE // BAKERS COCOA // SWEET & SILKY
WHAT THEY SAY:
REGION: Simbu provence
AROMA: 7.5 Apricot, raisin, dates, chocolate.
FLAVOUR: 7.5 Dried fruit, bittersweet chocolate, dates, soft apricot.
ACIDITY: 7.5 Moderate
BODY: 7.5 Smooth
BALANCE: 7.25 Fine
AFTERTASTE: 7.25 Chocolate, bakers cocoa
OVERALL: 7.5 Sweet and silky
Kongo Coffee work with farmers in the Simbu province to produce high quality Premium Smallholder Coffee (PSC) grade coffee. Simbu is located in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea and is the country’s third largest coffee growing province. The Elimbari A grade is the first and most reputable smallholder specialty coffee to be produced in PNG. Kongo Coffee began exporting coffee in 1999 and has been involved in the industry for twenty years. Kongo Coffee has a team of experienced local coffee experts who live and work the community. They work closely with farmers and their families to improve the overall quality of life for the local people.