IN THE Eastern Highlands Province, amongst the rugged peaks and remote valleys and in the shadow of Mt Arokara, grows one of the most remarkable coffees the Starbuck organisation says it has ever tasted.
It is called Papua New Guinea Arokara.
“This coffee astounds us with its distinct flavours of bell pepper and green olive, along with a wine-like mouth-feel,” Starbucks says.
“Arokara is a deep-toned coffee with a long finish, well suited for a coffee press or your favourite brewing method.
“We’ve never journeyed farther to source a coffee, but in this case, the road less travelled truly made all the difference.”
Arokara is being mad available for a limited time in Starbucks coffee shops.
Producer: Arokara Coffee farm network
Elevation: 1,067-1,615 metres
Coffee variety: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha
Processing method: Washed
Harvest dates: May - September 2010
Tasting notes: A balanced coffee with flavours that highlight pungent herbals of green olives and fresh bell pepper
Flavour intensity: Medium
Pairing flavours: Cocoa, nuts and soft citrus (such as sweet orange, clementine and honey tangelo)
Source: Starbucks, 9 October