Papua New Guinea Arokara by Paradise Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2006
Origin: Kainantu district, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweetly smoky, deep-toned aroma with fruit notes that suggest a sort of chocolaty papaya. In the cup deeply and fundamentally sweet, with spicy, smoky tones and a lush fruit that again suggested chocolate, but with a sweet grapefruit cast. Clean, rich, long finish.

Notes: Produced by a large cooperative of small-holding village farmers in the Eastern Highlands near the town of Kainantu. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed, and has become a leading seller of competition-winning and other elite single-origin coffees. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very slight musty note contributes depth and complexity to this sweetly fruity coffee.


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