|Kainantu district, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Sweetly smoky, deep-toned aroma with fruit notes that suggest a sort of chocolaty papaya. In the cup deeply and fundamentally sweet, with spicy, smoky tones and a lush fruit that again suggested chocolate, but with a sweet grapefruit cast. Clean, rich, long finish.
Produced by a large cooperative of small-holding village farmers in the Eastern Highlands near the town of Kainantu. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed, and has become a leading seller of competition-winning and other elite single-origin coffees. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
A very slight musty note contributes depth and complexity to this sweetly fruity coffee.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2006 tasting report: Undervalued Beauty: The Coffees of Papua New Guinea