Papua New Guinea – Kimel Estate
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea|
|Review Date:||March 2006|
Sweet-toned, delicate aroma with butter notes and hints of chocolate and Mediterranean spice. Even sweeter in the cup, still delicate but rich, softly acidy and quietly complex with distinct floral notes and a crisp, subtle fruit that suggests Riesling table wine or perhaps black currant. The fruit notes turn toward cocoa in the long, continuing sweet finish.
Kimel Estate is a large farm founded by Australians but now owned and operated by local tribal groups who claim traditional ownership of the land. It is located in the Wahgi Valley, near the town of Mount Hagen. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who value sweetness and subtlety.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2006 tasting report: Undervalued Beauty: The Coffees of Papua New Guinea