New Guinea Highlands

The volcanic soil of Papua New Guinea turns Jamaican Blue Mountain beans into one of the world’s best coffees.
$16.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Rich and mellow, yet aromatically complex. Full-bodied with broad flavors.
  • Flavor Category
    Spicy / Complex
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About this coffee

Roast Level

New Guinea Highlands
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Rich and mellow, yet aromatically complex. Full-bodied with broad flavors.


Travel just north of Australia and you'll reach the second-largest island on the planet, New Guinea. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and perhaps the most ideal climate for growing coffee, the island is divided evenly between two territories — the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya on the west and the country of Papua New Guinea, where this coffee comes from, on the east. We think its broad, mellow flavors, aromatic complexity, and full body make it one of the world's absolute best.

Worth Noting

The beans in this Peet's favorite were originally imported from Jamaica's Blue Mountain region in 1937, bringing with them the dawn of coffee cultivation in Papua New Guinea. Indo-Pacific conditions proved immensely favorable to Jamaican coffee, producing a complete, complex cup that recalls the old Blue Mountain style, before the influx of high-yield, less flavorful varietals.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

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Reviews (20)
Average rating:
gordon from WELDON, CA on 5/11/2018. Drinking Peet's since 4/8/1.

This coffee was a surprise. I don't often stray from Peet's Arabian Mocha Java--dependable perfection--but this New Guinea Highlands is on a par with it. To me it's got a very slightly sharper, cleaner taste than MJ, but similar complexity. Its taste goes through a delightful layered process that makes it vital to sip it a mouthful at a time.

Sheila from El Sobrante , CA on 1/14/2018.

This is one of my favorite coffees although yes I love many! I am so glad I tried it! I’ve been a true Peets fan since they were one store in Berkeley and the line used to go out the door and around the corner !

Bob Benkosky from Lake Park, FL on 12/15/2017. Drinking Peet's since Yeste.

Well guys... After trying the Kenya Auction Lot I had high hopes and let me tell you... they have been surpassed. I've seen people comment about this being Peet's best coffee and while I have not tried nearly everything they have to offer I can say it's better than the store stuff by miles. If you think Major Dickason's Dark Roast is good... you got another thing coming with this stuff. Don't be a fool... and just buy this... it's a 100% MUST TRY, BUCKET LIST scenario.

Mark from Torrance, CA on 7/22/2017. Drinking Peet's since 1980'.

I'm usually a Major Dickasons coffee drinker, but just tried this new guinea highlands coffee and it's really good. Great black, but even better with some steamed milk, very smooth, great rich coffee smells. Was intrigued by reading it's the same blue mountain type of coffee but grown in new guinea. Dark roasted and oily, which is my type of coffee.

Rick from St. Louis, MO on 7/16/2017.

WOW, what a nice surprise! Tried this on a whim and boy am I glad I did! Smooth, structured and full of flavor this is right up there with my other favorite - the Major!