Chromatic Coffee

Papua New Guinea Kunjin

Location: San Jose, California

Origin: Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2014

Agtron: 64/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Plush, deep, resonant. Apricot and orange, roasted cacao nib, vanilla, a hint of fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Round, soft, though deeply vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finishing, with continued hints of orange and vanilla.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #14 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  This coffee is produced by small-holder farmers. The high mountain valleys of central Papua New Guinea offer some of the world’s most favorable terroirs for production of fine coffee, although the rugged terrain presents daunting transportation and infrastructure challenges. When these coffees are carefully prepared by the traditional wet or washed method, as is the case with this coffee, they can compete with the world’s finest. Chromatic prides itself in doing everything in-house and meticulously, from printing its attractive bags to modifying equipment to sourcing and roasting its exceptionally fine coffees. Visit www.chromaticcoffee.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer depth and resonance to assertion and brightness in a complex, well-structured cup.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2014 tasting report: Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea

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