Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate Peaberry
We really enjoyed cupping this big coffee! Not as earthy as other Indonesians, and it really impresses. These are truly some of the world's great beans. And, this is one of the best peaberry coffees.
In the nose, there is a wonderful sweet sugar aroma. Think creme brulee and delicious baked goods. This is amazing.
This is a full bodied and very smooth cup. Creamy, velvety, chocolate. So good.
The finish is what makes this the perfect, festive drinking coffee. Lingering, with notes of baker's chocolate make this a winner.
Aroma: Sweet, creme brulee
Cup: Full, smooth, chocolate and cream
Finish: Lingering, baker's chocolate
About this Coffee
GROWER: Kimel Plantation
REGION: Town of Banz, Western Highlands, Waghi Valley (approx. 50km South of Mount Hagen)
ALTITUDE: 1,580 meters
PROCESS: Wet processed
VARIETY: Mondo Novo, Blue Mountain, Typica, Arusha, Caturra, Catimor
HARVEST: March - April
SOIL: Sandy loam
Kimel plantation was first established in 1974 by an Australian, Bobby Gibbs. Traditional landowners now own it, the Opais being the main tribe.
Although locally owned, the plantation is managed by expatriate personnel, appointed by the local directors with extensive plantation management experience. The plantation has a permanent workforce of 432 farm families, and they are housed on the estate. The estate also provides schooling for the children and medical facilities for the crew 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 the estate’s management oversees its implementation.
Since the estate is located along the Kimel River, from which it derived its name, it has access to good, clean water for its crop processing, which is a prerequisite along with sound husbandry and dedicated management to create quality coffees continually.
The estate’s management also implements some ecology-friendly policies concerning environmental issues, such as the recycling of coffee-cherry 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.