Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate
Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate

Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate

Dried Apricot, Molasses, Tobacco

$19.00
(12oz)
Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate

Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate $19.00

12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Producer: Kimel Estate

Waghi Valley, Western Highlands

Roast Level

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
+ +

Tastes Like

Complex flavors of dried apricot, molasses, tobacco, and butter.

Altitude

5200 Feet feet

Variety

Mundo Novo, Blue Mountain, Typica, Caturra, Catimor

Processing

Washed

The Story

It has been a long time since we have offered a coffee from Papua New Guinea. The coffee from this lesser-known origin can be outstanding, but Papua New Guinea has an unfortunate reputation for inconsistency often attributed to a lack of coffee infrastructure. Delays when transporting coffee to washing stations and dry mills can cause defects such as mold and over fermentation. Many of the country’s cooperatives and estates do take quality seriously and are able to produce great tasting, consistent lots, such as this peaberry grade from Kimel Estate. Being one of the larger estates in the country, processing facilities are located on the farm which minimizes the risk of these issues arising.

Australian expatriate Bobby Higgs established Kimel Estate in 1974. While the estate is still managed by experienced foreigners who are appointed by local directors, it is now owned by members of the local community, with the Opais tribe being the largest shareholder. The farm is located adjacent to the Kimel River, from which it derives its name, in the Western Highlands of the Waghi Valley. There is a permanent workforce of 432 who are provided with housing, clean water, and access to medical facilities, and their children are provided with schooling

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