|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Upper Asaro Valley, Eastern Papua New Guinea.|
|Est. Price:||$14.98/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2014|
Blind Assessment: Pungently sweet, balanced, elegant. Black currant, dark chocolate, molasses, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet, lively acidity; plush, silky mouthfeel. Crisp though sweet, molasses-inflected finish.
Notes: This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Sihereni Estate was acquired by farmer David Oromari in 2002, and has consistently made strides in quality since then with the support of Monpi Coffee Exports. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Almost Kenya-like in its sweet, exhilarating acidity and pungent berry suggestions, though approached in any context a fine coffee.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2014 tasting report: Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea