Ancora Coffee Roasters
Rwanda A, Gikongoro Bufcafe
|Roaster Location:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Gikongoro Province, southwestern Rwanda|
|Review Date:||July 2005|
Blind Assessment: Smooth, rich with a sweet complex of low-acid fruit-related tones: banana, chocolate, raisin, honey, flowers. In the cup the mouthfeel is full and supple; honey, raisin and flowers dominate and carry into a cleanly resonant finish.
Notes: Gikongoro is the name of the "washing station" or wet mill where the coffee fruit is removed from the bean; "Bufcafe" is the name of the exporter. Produced from coffee grown by small holders entirely from trees of the heritage Bourbon variety at impressive elevations of 5,500 to 6,200 feet. Ancora Coffee is a wholesale and retail roaster and local cafe chain that emphasizes its commitment to "small-batch artisan roasting." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who can imagine a banana split crossed with a fine port wine enjoyed on the astral plane.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2005 tasting report: Watch It, Seattle: Chicago-Area Coffees