Papua New Guinea by Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters

    Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Papua New Guinea

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2006
Origin: Highlands of Papua New Guinea Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Most cups of this sample were very sweet in aroma and flavor, with soft earth tones (think the odor of freshly fallen, moist leaves that have just begun to compost), and pleasingly round cherry, cocoa and caramel notes. Unfortunately one cup of five was very, very foul tasting, probably owing to a bad bean called a "stinker," so we deducted 4 points from a coffee that otherwise might merit a 90.

Notes: The Atomic Caf? is a coffee house on the North Shore of Massachusetts that began its in-house roasting program in 2005. Visit or call 978-922-0042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those for whom risk intensifies pleasure.


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