PNG, BUNUM WO Peaberry
This coffee is roasted in a medium profile with a creamy body, balance with tasting notes of brown sugar, milk chocolate with a sweet finish.
Producer: BUNUM WO Estate
|Elevation: 1500 m.a.s.l
|Varietal: Typica Peaberry
About the coffee and the process:
Peaberry coffee: peaberry coffee is a natural mutation that occurs inside the coffee cherry. Rather uncommon, this mutation only occurs in 5-10% of the world’s coffee beans. So, what sets peaberry beans apart from other coffee beans? Instead of developing with two halves, they develop into one whole bean. Because of this, they’re generally smaller, denser, and a rounder shape than average coffee beans.
All coffee bearing the Bunum Wo name is grown at over 4500 feet elevation. Bunum Wo considers soil and water conservation as a priority and the estate is bird and eco-friendly. Bunum Wo employs a medium density shade strategy, using two types of shade trees. This promotes even ripening of coffee cherries and provides habitat for at least 90 species of birds.
Bunum Wo is a washed Arabica coffee that undergoes a rigorous wet factory process. Quality Control begins in the field; Cherries are hand-picked and carefully checked for uniformity; it must be red and fully ripe which allows for the correct balance of sugar and acid within the cherry. This selected cherry is then pulped on the day of picking. A fermentation process follows, a period of three days broken every 24 hours by washing – but unlike many other coffees, the Bunum Wo process follows this by total immersion in water for a further day. This balances the flavors. After sun-drying, the coffees are carefully conditioned for 21 days. This is followed by destoning, hulling, grading, densometric sorting, color sorting, and finally hand sorting. All grades are continuously sample-roasted and cupped at the estate level as well as by our quality control team in Chicago. This provides a final check on the quality of the green bean during processing, before shipment, and upon arrival in America. We truly value our relationships with coffee roasters and look forward to your feedback. We are available for any questions you may have.