This is an Eastern Highlands province coffee, which is where the best Papua New Guinea coffee tends to comes from. The region is locally known as Oceania. This is a microlot that was handpicked by the farm owner and set aside to be sold at a premium. Microlots are largely unheard of out of Papua New Guinea before now, so this was an exciting new direction for coffee being exported from the island.
Honey processed coffees are not normal in Papua New Guinea. This is the first time we've ever bought one. They did an okay job with it. You need to roast it lightly and just barely out of the first cracks. It has a bright acidity, almost an orange note, some citrus, some cherry. It has the same notes as the washed coffee but more intense and sweet and less chocolate.
USA arrival: December 2021