This highland region, accessible only on foot or by air, is one of Papua New Guinea’s most remote terroirs and home to some of its finest cacao.
These award-winning beans offer a complex earthy, roasted flavour. Distinct notes of dark wood, dense smokiness provide the rustic flavour of these beans.
We follow Cocoa of Excellence’s flavour guidelines. A description of the terminologies used can be found below.
Cocoa: Typical flavour of well-fermented, roasted cacao beans.
Acidity: Perception of acidity that can be found in citric or other fruit acids.
Bitterness: Typically perceived in caffeine, coffee, kola nut, some beers and grapefruits.
Astringency: Perception of astringency that can be perceived as a velvety sensation on the sides of mouth and tongue. Typical of tannins in some wines or beers. Can also be perceived between tongue and palate and/or at the back of the front teeth and inside lips and gums. Typical of raw nut skins and green banana skins.
Sweet: The characteristic sweet flavour that can be found in white sugar, browned sugar, panela, honey and caramel.
Fresh Fruit: A catch-all term to capture the flavour that can be found in citrus, tropical and stone fruits such as strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, acai, lemon, pineapple, mango, apricot and banana.
Browned Fruit: Typical of dried fruit such as dried apricot, banana, yellow raisin and fig. Covers brown and dark fruits such as prunes, dates, plums and dark cherry.
Nutty: Typical of hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, walnut, cashew, almond and brazil nut.
Floral: The floral flavour attributes typical of freshly cut grass, young green leaves, herbs like thyme and rosemary, jasmine, honeysuckle, rose, lilac, lilies etc.
Woody: Typically associated with the aromatic properties of freshly cut wood, both light woods such as ash, beach and maple and dark woods such as oak, walnut and teak.
Spice: Typical of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, liquorice, tonka, vanilla, black pepper and dried tobacco.
Smoky: The flavour associated with a smoky aroma such as those given off when burning charcoal and wood chip.
Men:Women – 23:0
Average Age – 41
1 day in mechanical dryer
Type – Polypropylene Bags
Net Weight – 70kg
Gross Weight – 70.1kg
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