Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters
Papua New Guinea Kimel A
|Roaster Location:||Leonardo, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea|
|Review Date:||April 2009|
Blind Assessment: Co-cupper Jennifer Stone (88) remarked on this coffee?s winy acidity and pungent flavor and aromatics; Ken (89) glossed pungent with references to spicy aromatic wood and backgrounded dark chocolate. The finish stays on the rich side of astringent.
Notes: "A" is the second-highest grade of Papua New Guinea coffee based on bean size and number of visual defects; the highest grade, seldom offered, is "AA." Judging from the cup, this is a small-holder coffee. Located in the historic seaside town of Leonardo, Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters operates a cafe with a comprehensive in-house roasting program. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A PNG for single-malt drinkers and lovers of other spirits that have one foot on the wild side.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2009 tasting report: Papua New Guinea: Promise Only Partly Fulfilled