|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Review Date:||September 2007|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned aroma with distinct floral and fresh coffee fruit notes. In the cup sustains its sweetness with a delicate intensity and continued floral and fresh coffee fruit (tart cherry) notes that carry into a long, richly bright finish.
Notes: The coffee cooperatives of Rwanda, benefiting from superb growing conditions, traditional varieties of arabica and support from aid agencies and coffee idealists, are beginning to produce coffees that rank among the world's finest and most distinctive. This Rwanda is certified organically grown. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit wonderstatecoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Pure-palated social idealists who can tolerate some ambiguity in credentialing.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2007 tasting report: Fair-Trade Coffees: The Controversy and the Cup