Papua New Guinea – Arona
|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Review Date:||February 2000|
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
This review originally appeared in the February, 2000 tasting report: 1999 Papua New Guineas, Timors, and a Lone Java