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Papua New Guinea Kimel AA

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Tasting Notes: Good body and solid acidity, this coffee has a nice spiciness and floral quality, with strong hints of cocoa, chocolate and caramel on the finish.

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 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. The estate’s
management also implements some ecology friendly policies with
regard to environmental issues, such as the recycling of pulp and
water used during the wet processing. The cultivation is conducted under shade trees, like Albizias and Gravilleas.
It’s grown without the use of any chemicals or fertilizers in the production process.

Roast profile: Medium
Size: 12 oz.