|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2022|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, classic, sweetly bright. Blood orange, fresh-cut cedar, almond brittle, quietly complex flowers — freesia, lavender — in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart structure with smoothly bright acidity. Plush, lightly viscous mouthfeel. Sweet almond and fresh cedar carry the rich, gently drying finish.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the Timuza Coffee Cooperative from trees of the respected Arusha variety, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte-based specialty roaster whose mission is to use sustainably sourced coffees to make a difference in the lives of coffee workers and to foster a socially conscious community with cause-supporting coffees. Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: This Papua New Guinea is a classic coffee in the smoothly bright, high-grown style. Clean, orangy and almondy with an undercurrent of fragrant cedar.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2022 tasting report: Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional