Amavida Coffee Roasters

Jarama Rwanda

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Origin: Nayamasheke District, Western Province, Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2017

Agtron: 51/72

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet, quietly rich. Cashew, butterscotch, oak, freesia-like flowers, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The crisply dry finish is balanced, resonant and sweetly nut-toned.


Produced by Furaha Umwizeye of Jarama Farm entirely from trees of the Red Bourbon variety of Arabica. This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of women-produced coffees for Coffee Review‘s June 2017 tasting report. The company name Amavida combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee.Visit www.amavida.com or call 850-213-1965 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An accessible, sweet-toned Rwanda coffee saturated with spicy floral complication.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2017 tasting report: Holding Up (More Than) Half The Sky: Coffees From Women Producers

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