The Bebes washing mill is in the Eastern Highlands province, which is where the best Papua New Guinea coffee tends to comes from. All things considered, it's a great value. It's an A/X sort, which basically means it's not sorted by size, but just for defects. This makes the price on it better. This is the same coffee that we are selling Decaffeinated, and it's always fun to be able to have the same bean in both regular and decaf.
I roast this bean to the two extremes. On the light side, JUST out of the first cracks, you have a smooth, savory, creamy mug. Think pineapple and chocolate with a buttery mouthfeel. You can drink it straight, or blend it into Guatemalans or other dark roasts to mellow them out and give them more body. On the opposite spectrum, you can roast it like a dark Sumatra giving it 30 seconds into the 2nd cracks to get a great dark roast without the earthiness. Maybe it's just my mood right now, but this is my preferred roast. It holds up really well, has great mouthfeel, tastes clean, rich, comforting. I like it both light and dark, but I don't like anything in between. The middle roasts are empty and flat. Not defective, just boring -- nothing that makes you want a refill.
Sero Bebes is the owner of the washing station which he has be running since around 2010, and he has been involved in the coffee industry his entire life.
US Arrival: March 2020
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