|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Gakenke District, Northern Province, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2016|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, deeply rich, original. Cantaloupe, lavender, dark chocolate, almond, a root-beer-like sarsaparilla in aroma and cup. Round, sweet-tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, lavender-toned finish suggests the tart floral character of Swedish bitters.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica at the Coko Washing Station or wet mill. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. This coffee tied for the top rating in a cupping of honey-processed coffees for Coffee Review‘s August 2016 tasting report. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
The Bottom Line : Crisply bright sweet-tart floral tones animate the cup from aroma through finish.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2016 tasting report: Honey-Processed Coffees: Quiet Adventure