JBC Coffee Roasters

Kivu Belt Lot 32 Rwanda

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Nyamasheke District, Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.20/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 57/79

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet-savory, spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, spice box, narcissus-like flowers, almond, peach in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp finish centers on notes of baker’s chocolate and almond with a hint of sweet flowers.


Produced from trees of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica.  Processed at the Murundo Washing Station by the wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic Rwanda cup: deeply sweet yet resonant with savory intrigue. Think cocoa-toned baking spices.

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