Coffee Review - Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate from The Roasterie
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2010
Origin: Waghi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea Price: $10.50/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Sweet, round aroma with soft notes of nut, milk chocolate and a suggestion of fruit. In the cup full body, smooth mouthfeel, soft acidity, with aromatic notes turning deeper and more intense: dark chocolate, aromatic wood, nut. The dark chocolate turns very slightly bitterish in the long, dry finish.

Notes: Kimel Estate is a large farm founded by Australian expatriates 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 favor a deep, smoothly bittersweet cup.


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