Papua New Guinea Plantation A/X
Chocolate, Walnut, Plum
No it’s not from Armani Exchange.
Despite it’s very hip-sounding name, A/X actually refers to the shiny new Papua New Guinea grading system! The A stands for a high-quality coffee with good balance and aroma. X represents a uniform bean size where the largest and smallest beans have been filtered out, to give you beans that are “just right”.
These PNG beans are actually sourced from a wide range of “coffee gardens” scattered across the Eastern and Western Highlighlands. These gardens are really just super tiny farms growing 20 odd trees for extra cash right next to the vegetables and fruit trees grown to feed the family.
This batch was harvested just last October (2020), then sent to the main plantation for washing and drying in the sun. Expect a full, delicate cup filled with chocolate, nutty walnuts and some very interesting peachy/plum notes if you try a lighter roast.
Creamy with equal measures of chocolate and walnut. Some hint of plum in the finish.
Chocolate is the dominant flavour here but walnuts are still strong enough to stand up to milk. Plum is faint.
The chocolate is more dark chocolate than milk, with a creamy, full body.
No Pre-Ground Beans?
Unfortunately no. We would love to make your experience as convenient as possible, and while grinding your own beans is firmly in the mildly to very annoying category, we simply can’t do this for you.
The reason being, the second you grind your beans, you expose every nook and cranny to delicious coffee’s nemesis: oxygen. Too much oxygen and your coffee can go stale before you receive it in the post.
As delicious tasting coffee is our most important product we can’t take the risk of sending you a convenient but bland ground beans. Our best advice would be for you to buy a grinder.