Papua New Guinea - Kimel Estate by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Papua New Guinea - Kimel Estate

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2006
Origin: Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Price: $9.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, delicate aroma with butter notes and hints of chocolate and Mediterranean spice. Even sweeter in the cup, still delicate but rich, softly acidy and quietly complex with distinct floral notes and a crisp, subtle fruit that suggests Riesling table wine or perhaps black currant. The fruit notes turn toward cocoa in the long, continuing sweet finish.

Notes: Kimel Estate is a large farm founded by Australians but now owned and operated by local tribal groups who claim traditional ownership of the land. It is located in the Wahgi Valley, near the town of Mount Hagen. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value sweetness and subtlety.


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