|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, balanced. Plum, orange zest, almond butter, freesia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with brisk acidity; very smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of rich almond butter and orange zest, with cedar undertones.
Notes: Muungano, the name of this cooperative, means “togetherness” in Swahili. One-third of the coop’s members are women, many of whom were widowed by war. Produced entirely from trees related to the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Central Africa cup driven by notes of stone fruit and spicy florals supported by rich-toned aromatic wood.