|Roaster Location:||Billings, Montana|
|Coffee Origin:||Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea.|
|Est. Price:||$12.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2014|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, quiet, exotic. Grapefruit, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Quiet, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and molasses in particular carry into a sweet-toned, balanced finish.
Notes: The high mountain valleys of central Papua New Guinea offer some of the world's most favorable terroirs for production of fine coffee, although the rugged terrain presents daunting transportation and infrastructure challenges. This Papua New Guinea is grown by small holders and processed at a central mill in the heart of the western highlands. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount – a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A quiet cup with pleasing aromatics built around grapefruity citrus and a molasses-inflected chocolate. A good choice for those who enjoy a relaxed, accessible, but still original and engaging cup.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2014 tasting report: Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea