|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Waghi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea|
|Review Date:||July 2007|
Lushly complex aroma: flowers, honey, molasses and sweetly tart fruit notes that suggest grapefruit. In the cup moderate in acidity, medium in body, with an opulent candyish, molasses-toned floral character and continued tart fruit notes enriched by a slight, brandy-like ferment. Clean, rich finish. The cup flattens very slightly as it cools.
The high mountain valleys of central Papua New Guinea, the nation that occupies the eastern half of the giant island of New Guinea, offer superb growing conditions for Coffea arabica. Despite the wine-toned "estate" in the name, this coffee is probably a "native" Papua New Guinea coffee, meaning it was grown and prepared for market by villagers using the simplest of fruit removal procedures. These procedures most likely account for the lovely sweet fruit ferment tones that gently complicate the pure structure of this high-grown coffee. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who love the tart but sugary sweetness of perfectly ripened citrus.
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