|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Est. Price:||$18.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, richly sweet. Apricot, agave syrup, baking chocolate, cashew butter, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with pert acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The long, gentle finish centers around notes of chocolate and cashew butter with hints of tangerine zest.
Notes: Certified fair trade and USDA Organic. Produced entirely from trees of Bourbon-related varieties of Arabica by members of the SOPACDI cooperative and processed by the washed method at the Nyamasasa Washing Station. Located overlooking Lake Kivu, on the opposite side of the lake from Rwanda, the rapidly growing SOPACDI cooperative now has nearly 6,000 members and is succeeding in its goal to help heal wounds left by the latest in eastern Congo’s seemingly endless string of horrific rebellions and civil wars. Founded in 1990, Roadmap CoffeeWorks, formerly Lexington Coffee Roasters, is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Lexington, Virginia. Roadmap CoffeeWorks focuses on producing fresh, distinctive and sustainable coffees. Visit www.roadmapcoffeeworks.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic D.R. Congo cup alive with notes of stone fruit, chocolate, nut butter, citrus zest.