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Papua New Guinea Bauka Ginipa

Bauka Ginipa has high level of sweetness in the cup and in concert with roasted grain and nut, has a flavor of sweet barley tea. City+ is the starting point roast-wise for this coffee, building max sweetness and hefty body. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate No
Region Oceania
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Dec 17 2014
Lot size 18bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
Grade A/X
Appearance .8 d per 300 grams, 15-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+
Weight 1 LB

This is another of lot from the Bauka Plantation in Aiyura Valley. "Ginipa" is one of several small plots that group members manage on more than 30 hectares of coffee. Bauka was founded in 2004 with a goal of giving women the opportunity to attain financial independence for themselves and their families using coffee farming as their vehicle. They are a quality focused group, separating the coffee by plot and days of picking. This allows for the highest quality from each plot to be sold as micro-lot, and then the lower tier to be sold as a plantation blend (also much better than generic "A/X" blends we taste). This microlot is a total of 18 bags, and only being sold in 1, 2, and 5 LB increments.

Ginipa has a grain sweetness that carries through the aromatic profile, and into the cup. It's like toasted grains, a barley note, but with an unrefined sugar sweetness (barley tea with sugar?). The cup flavors are in line with this description, and have a mouth-cleansing quality. A City+ roast yields high sweetness in the cup, like the flavor of sugar with a bit of molasses intact. It's a necessary base flavor to offset grain and nut notes, which together are a nice combination. This is a coffee that benefits from City+ and beyond roast levels in order to develop the sugary aspect described and also builds a welcome, hefty body.