Cup of Excellence Rwanda Lot #17
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Province, Rwanda.|
|Est. Price:||Price: $23.25/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2011|
Blind Assessment: Complex and distinctive aromatics. Intense floral notes – a sort of spicy tea rose – and bright, wine-like fruit carry from aroma to finish, with some lime-like citrus and even a little chocolate. Tart, zesty acidity, full but leanish-textured mouthfeel. Sweetness overrides a very mild astringency in the finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2010 Rwanda Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed seventeenth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 84.98 from an international jury. Owing to generous support from international aid agencies and the specialty coffee community and the industry of its growers, Rwanda's great potential as fine coffee producer finally has come to fruition. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine that is focused on distinctive single origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, who judges at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit www.bardcoffee.com or call 207-899-4788 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Engaging and original variant on the East Africa floral-and-citrus cup.