Coffee Review - Rwanda Karongi Gitesi by CQ Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2013
Origin: Kirambo, Karongi District, Rwanda. Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Savory-sweet and lushly floral-toned. Flowers, plum, dark chocolate, raisin in aroma and cup. Delicately balanced, crisply sweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: From trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety and processed at prize-winning Gitesi mill. Rwanda's impressive potential as fine coffee producer has come to fruition over the past decade owing to the industry of its growers, generous support from international aid agencies, and the commitment of North American specialty coffee roasters. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Quietly original in its graceful integration of savory depth and floral sweetness.


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