Papua New Guinea - Arona by Knutsen Coffees Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Knutsen Coffees

    San Francisco, California
  • Papua New Guinea - Arona

Roast: NA Review Date: February 2000
Origin: Arona Valley, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: A classically bright yet sweet cup shimmering with seductive floral and wine-like fruit notes. This coffee attracted lavish praise from the panel: "fruity, floral, working well together"; "noble fruit notes!"; "[light] body but very clean like a great Pinot"; "rich, sweet, very aromatic." Given such enthusiasm, why didn 't this fine coffee attract a higher aggregate rating? Perhaps owing to its relatively light body, perhaps owing to the barest hint of astringent imbalance in the acidity.

Notes: A classically bright yet sweet cup shimmering with seductive floral and wine-like fruit notes. Reviewed as a green coffee by the Cupping Board. Arona is one of the most distinguished names among the estate-grown coffees of Papua New Guinea. Erna Knutsen, importer of this coffee, is a legendary specialty coffee pioneer who did much to establish Arona (and Papua New Guinea generally) as a premier c

Who Should Drink It:

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
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