Apologies. I’ve been slow to post and I’m still trying to catch up. I don’t remember if these beans from Novo Coffee are from Angels Cup or Trade Coffee. According to the description, these are single origin peaberry from Papua New Guinea! I rarely get to taste peaberry coffee let alone something from Papua New Guinea.
Opening the bag, I only smell faint hints of berries and nuts. I’m not sure if this is a result of not being able to open and taste the beans shortly after receipt. I unfortunately don’t have any container for unopened bags. The aroma starts to open up as I stir the beans a bit in the bag. Grinding the beans, the full aroma of chocolate and berries hits me before transferring over to the Aeropress. After making my latte, I taste chocolate and berry flavors. I’m surprised at how subdued the flavors are. Sometimes, I also taste a hint of flowers as part of the after taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. I am a little surprised at how subtle the flavors are.
My past experiences with peaberry coffee were from Hawaii’s Kona Coffee region.