Papua New Guinea – Kimel Estate AA

(1 customer review)

$7.15

A great medium to dark roast cup. Medium bodied, low acidity and a clean cup. Perfect example of what a premium PNG should taste like. Not super jazzy but great prep and carries the tastes PNG fans are looking for. Smooth chocolate, bigger body and low acidity. Light roasts will show some brighter characteristics, can get some cool floral notes with just a hint of a chocolaty factor but most will want to go medium and beyond; dropping the crisp tones and accentuating the robust darker and thicker tastes. Medium roasts bring out a bigger body and stronger chocolaty tones, muting most of the acidity, a great daily drinker. Dark roasts get smoky and thicker with a little bitter edge to it.

454 in stock

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Arrival Date:

03/29/22

Lot #:

0101

Origin:

Wahgi Valley, Eastern Highlands Province

Processing Method:

Washed

$7.15

1 lb

$6.65

2

$6.50

5

$6.15

20

$5.80

60+ lbs

Description

Before we found some personal friends in Papua New Guinea, this is the coffee we used to rely on. Awesome folks, even though at that time we had never met them. One of the few Estate produced coffees (a bit smaller than Carpenter) and located just a couple miles down the road.

A couple years back times were rough with Kimel, PNG is a tribal land and not all the tribes get along all the time. To have an estate in PNG means you have to have an open environment between the tribes living/working on or near the estate. Unfortunately Kimel had a rough couple of years due to some tribal conflicts and coffee production and quality wavered pretty good. This is when we started working direct with Carpenter Estates and found some absolute gems of beans. When I got this years Kimel AA sample though some friends, we couldn’t help but to pick it up. Great screen, super clean cup profile. A bit milder and sweeter than Sigri.

To learn more about PNG’s unusual coffee industry, check out our recent blog article “The Wild West of Coffee Production.”

Tasting Notes: 
A great medium to dark roast cup. Medium bodied, low acidity and a clean cup. Perfect example of what a premium PNG should taste like. Not super jazzy but great prep and carries the tastes PNG fans are looking for. Smooth chocolate, bigger body and low acidity. Light roasts will show some brighter characteristics, can get some cool floral notes with just a hint of a chocolaty factor but most will want to go medium and beyond; dropping the crisp tones and accentuating the robust darker and thicker tastes. Medium roasts bring out a bigger body and stronger chocolaty tones, muting most of the acidity, a great daily drinker. Dark roasts get smoky and thicker with a little bitter edge to it.

Roasting Notes:
Light to dark a tasty cup but most will want to play medium to dark. Fresh coffee, a couple extra day setup will rid any soury edges. A good one to slow down a bit in the roaster, build a bit more body and richness in the cup. Easy to roast, medium to low chaff and fairly even roasting.

Kimel plantation was first established in 1974 by an Australian, Bobby Gibbs. It is now owned by traditional landowners, the Opais being the main tribe. Although locally owned, the plantation is managed by expatriate personnel, appointed by the local directors with extensive experience in plantation management. The plantation has a permanent workforce of 432 and they are housed on the estate in bush housing. The estate also provides schooling for the children and medical facilities for the workforce and their dependents. Clean running water has been made available to the estate workers by way of a community project financed by one of their overseas clients, and its implementation is overseen by the estate’s management. Since the estate is located along the Kimel River, from which it derived its name, it has access to good, clean water for the processing of its crop, which is a prerequisite along with sound husbandry and dedicated management to continually create quality coffees. The estate’s management also implements some ecology-friendly policies with regard to environmental issues, such as the recycling of pulp which is returned to the fields as organic fertilizer, and the recycling of water used during the wet processing. The cultivation is conducted under shade trees, like albizias and gravilleas.

Additional information

Arrival Date:

03/29/22

Lot #:

0101

Origin:

Wahgi Valley, Eastern Highlands Province

Processing Method:

Washed

1 review for Papua New Guinea – Kimel Estate AA

  1. Trinity Homewood (verified owner)

    This is a pretty decent coffee. Roasted half to city(+) and half to full city. Nice body, a little tiny bit of acidity. Fairly sweet with a bit of chocolate going on. Good.

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