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New Guinea Highlands

Price: $16.95  per lb.

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The volcanic soil of Papua New Guinea turns Jamaican Blue Mountain beans into one of the world’s best coffees.
Roasts every Wednesday.
Flavor Notes:
Rich and mellow, yet aromatically complex. Full-bodied with broad flavors.
About this coffee

Coffee story

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.

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. We think its broad, mellow flavors, aromatic complexity, and full body make it one of the world's absolute best.

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  • 5/11/18
  • gordon
  • 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.

  • 1/14/18
  • Sheila
  • El Sobrante , CA

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 !

  • 12/15/17
  • Bob Benkosky
  • drinking Peet's since Yeste
  • Lake Park, FL

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.

  • 7/22/17
  • Mark
  • drinking Peet's since 1980'
  • Torrance, CA

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.

  • 7/16/17
  • Rick
  • St. Louis, MO

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!

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