Rwanda COE Lot 16 by Bull Run Roasting Review |
  • Bull Run Roasting

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rwanda COE Lot 16

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2009
Origin: Huye, South Province, Rwanda. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken (92) particularly admired this coffee's deep, night-blossoming floral character which he felt was balanced by an underlying crisp, cedary cocoa. Co-cupper Jim Reynolds (91) found the profile "mild" and caramelly with a soft ? for Jim, a bit too soft ? acidity.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed sixteenth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 85.86 from an international jury. Rwanda's tremendous potential as fine coffee producer has only come to fruition over the past four to five years owing to generous support from international aid agencies, the specialty coffee community and the industry of its growers. Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. Bull Run is a specialty coffee roaster and wholesaler, with plans to retail their coffee in a soon-to-open store and online. Visit or call 800-481-4197 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A gentle, complete coffee, subtle but complex.


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