Coffee Review - Rwanda Fair Trade by Klatch Coffee
  • Klatch Coffee

    Upland, California
  • Rwanda Fair Trade Cafe Feminino

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2012
Origin: Gakenke District, Rwanda. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Tart, honeyish, refreshing. Orange, honey, flowers, blackberry in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. It is also offered under the umbrella of the Café Feminino program, which "provides extra income that goes directly to ... women producers." The grant-funded Café Feminino Foundation ( "supports efforts to improve the view of women's roles by supporting programs and projects that generate sales the women can control." Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, is a former United States Barista Champion. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Pure and meadowy but richly authoritative. Sweetness and flowers without sentimentality.


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