• Papua New Guinea
  • May - August

Papua New Guinea Cobran Farm Geisha A 2023

SKU: GEN23PGD
$9.45/lb$614.25/65lb box
  • Flavor: Concord Grape, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Pomegranate
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 10.40%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Availability
East Coast: 16 Boxes
Cup Score: 86.25
Cupping Date: Apr '23

Cobran Farm Geisha Green Coffee Beans

This rare Papua New Guinea (PNG) Geisha variety coffee comes to us from Cobran Farm in the Kainantu District of PNG’s Eastern Highlands Province. An incredible find, our acquisition of this micro-lot was driven by the deep relationships our team on the ground in PNG has established with coffee growers. The coffee was washed and prepared for export at the Lahamenegu Mill, our mill in the Eastern Highlands.

Geisha Coffee Variety

The Gesha coffee variety came into prominence in the “Best of Panama” auction in 2004. At that time, however, the coffee was marketed as Panamanian Geisha, leading to some confusion about the naming and origin of this exceptional variety. The reason: when it was imported, the coffee was listed on the manifest as “Geisha” and the name stuck.

Gesha coffee was collected from the Gesha region in Ethiopia and brought to Central America in 1953 as T2722, the variety we know as Panamanian Geisha today. At the same time, while other Gesha varieties share similarities with the original Ethiopian strain, they remain distinct from T2722. The excellent cup character and delicate floral and fruity notes place Gesha coffee at the top of the list, rarely matched by other varieties in quality.

Quality Papua New Guinea Green Coffee

In 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (NISIT) revamped the grading protocol for coffee from PNG that streamlines the process. Green coffees from PNG with an A grade green should have a balanced, uniform, clean cup with a distinct body, acidity, and aroma.

Washed Process Green Coffee

In the “washed” or “wet” process coffee cherries are floated and sorted to ensure consistent ripeness and to remove any defective cherries. The seeds (coffee beans) are then removed from their skins using depulping machines and typically moved to fermentation tanks to remove the mucilage—the remaining fruit remnants. Afterward, the coffee is dried until it reaches the optimal moisture level.

Washed processing has become widely popular. The cup profile of washed coffees tends to reflect the terroir of the coffee. The processing method allows the growing conditions, the region, and the true character of the coffee to shine through.

Green Coffee from Papua New Guinea

Out of the nine million people in PNG, around 2.5 million (30%) are involved in coffee. Exports of coffee account for approximately 6% (US$72 million) of the country’s GDP, and it’s the second leading agricultural product after palm oil. With numbers like that, most people expect unroasted PNG green coffee to be highly valued locally, but production levels tell a different story. Learn more in our Papua New Guinea Green Coffee Origin Report.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province

Altitude 1600

PRODUCER:

Colbran Farm and Lahamenegu Mill

VARIETY:

Geisha

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

May - August