Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate X

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Somewhat exotic, lower acidity and lots of body. This smaller bean is a bit cleaner and sweeter than it's larger sorted neighbors. Still slightly complex and silky, this delightful cup is full of cocoa, caramel and cherry. Arrival...
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Somewhat exotic, lower acidity and lots of body. This smaller bean is a bit cleaner and sweeter than it's larger sorted neighbors. Still slightly complex and silky, this delightful cup is full of cocoa, caramel and cherry.

Arrival Date:  July 17th, 2017

Acidity & Brightness: Low to medium acidity, slightly crisp

Balance & Finish: On the complex side with a dry, herbaceous finish

Body & Texture: Big, rich body with a silky texture

Flavor Traits: Cocoa, caramel and cherry

Grade:  X (smaller beans), Single Estate

Processing:  Fully Washed, hand picked, sun dried

Varieties: Mondo Novo, Blue Mt. Bourbon, Typica, Arusha, Caturra and Catimor

Roasting:  Start with a Full City (Medium).  These dense Indonesian beans hold up to darker roasting if you prefer. Since the beans are on the small side, we recommend starting at medium and working your way up!

Reminder:  This is raw coffee.  You have to roast it before brewing!

Our Review: The Kimel Estate is located in the highlands of northeastern Papua New Guinea and is owned by local landowners, predominately members of the Opais tribe. The coffee is grown at elevations in the 4000-5000 foot range in an area with abundant rainfall and rich, well drained volcanic soil. All these elements combine to produce coffee's favorite growing environment, and set the basis for a very, very good cup. A lot of PNG coffee is grown on very small farms and has to be transported over very poor infrastructure to the drying and processing mill.  All too often it gets moldy and fermenty during the trip. Kimel is one of the larger coffee estates and has the advantage of being able to process the coffee right on the farm, effectively by-passing this hazard. The Kimel River (which the estate gets its name from) runs right through the estate, so there is a constant flow of clean water for processing. 

This is our first X grade bean from the Kimel Estate and we weren't sure what to expect, but we were certainly impressed! While some might think the X grade means a subpar quality coffee, it simply means these are the smallest beans that PNG sorts for when sorting specialty grade coffee. Remember: smaller doesn't usually mean lower quality! When we cupped this coffee, the first thing we noticed was the big, rich body and it's slight crispness which reminded us of a good Sulawesi coffee. It's lower in acidity like Sumatran coffee but with much less of the earthy "edge" that we usually find in Indonesian coffees, resulting in a clean, dry and herbaceous finish. It's got a pleasantly silky texture and a slight complex mixture of cherry, cocoa and caramel flavors. 

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.

Shipping

We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.

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