Sweetwater Organic Coffee Roasters
Papua New Guinea Purosa Fair-Trade Organic
|Roaster Location:||Gainesville, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea|
|Review Date:||April 2009|
Blind Assessment: Both co-cupper Jennifer Stone (88) and Ken (90) remark on a distinct natural sweetness running from aroma through a gentle acidity to a long, resonant finish. Ken found more to remark on in regard to aromatic and flavor notes: nut and a hint of milk chocolate in the aroma, a more explicit chocolate in the cup, together with a hint of cherryish fruit. Delicate, rather lean mouthfeel.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. It was produced by a cooperative of 2,600 farmers of the Highlands Organic Agricultural Co-operative (HOAC) in the respected Purosa-Okapa region. Sweetwater Organic Coffee Roasters serves wholesale customers throughout Florida and beyond with a focus on the highest quality organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A coffee combining balance and delicacy with a sweet shimmer of the exotic.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2009 tasting report: Papua New Guinea: Promise Only Partly Fulfilled