Papua New Guinea – Kalanga
|Roaster Location:||Emeryville, California|
|Review Date:||February 2000|
Blind Assessment: I suspect only a slight astringency in the aftertaste prevented this Papua New Guinea from pushing up near the top of the ratings. Panelists liked its smoky aroma ("brownies baking" said one), its soft sweetness, and its understated character. Its rather metallic, salty astringency was barely detectable, but, once observed, distracting.
Notes: A coffee with smoky aroma and soft sweetness, but a rather metallic astringency. Reviewed as a green coffee by the Cupping Board. Kalanga apparently is not a farm or district, but an exporter 's name for a coffee type assembled from the production of a variety of farms in the Waghi Valley. Royal Coffee is a distinguished California-based importer founded in 1978.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2000 tasting report: 1999 Papua New Guineas, Timors, and a Lone Java