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.

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  • Roasted to Order

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

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Reviews (24)
Average rating:
from San Diego, CA on 1/10/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2000.

Not disappointing for sure! Smooth, deep , rich flavour,not bitter. Closest to jamaican blue mountain coffee taste yet. A definate reorder.

from Nebraska City, NE on 10/16/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1-25-.

If you like Arabian Mocha Java this is pretty close if not better than it. Mother F@&king awesome.

Jeffrey Wang
from San Jose, CA on 5/15/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1993.

For years, I have tried most the Peet's single region and blends coffee beans but always go back to Panama then Costa Rica after the former one disappear from the list. I like the smooth, hint of cocoa but complex body of those two. Now This is my new favorite with the above mention quality plus nicer coffee body similar to Blue-mountain with a lot cheaper cost. Please keep it in your supply list as long as possible!

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.

Paul Watson
from Traverse City, MI on 4/18/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2013.

After spending a couple of weeks in Jamaica recently I decided to purchase a true Blue Mountain Peaberry at the duty free shop in the airport. My wife gave me the "oh well" look when I picked up a pound for $70.00. On shore pricing in the US runs around $90.00. I fell in love, best coffee in the world imo, BUT I can't afford to drink $90.00 a pound coffee so that wasn't going to work for the long term. I read an article that New Guinea had received Blue Mountain seed in 1937, so, I came directly to Peet's to see what I could find. What I found was the New Guinea Highlands which in my opinion is 99.9% of the true Blue Mountain flavor and aroma for one fifth of the price. I've always tried Peet's best and have always been happy, but now to say the least I am exceptionally pleased, and my wife too!! Can't wait to run out so I can order some more!!!