Intelligentsia Coffee

New Guinea

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2005

Agtron: 46/56

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

The aroma, sweetly pungent with a hint of chocolaty fruit, provided only a hint of the intensity displayed by the cup – high-toned and richly acidy, with a simple but powerful flavor complex: dry berry (aka black current), a hint of grapefruit, and rich, dry chocolate.


Papua New Guinea, which occupies the eastern half of the huge island of New Guinea stretching above northern Australia, produces some of the world’s finest and most distinctive coffees. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of rich, complex, dryly fruity red wines.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2005 tasting report: Watch It, Seattle: Chicago-Area Coffees

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