Ancora Coffee Roasters
Rwanda A, Karaba Iakaka
|Gikongoro Province, southwestern Rwanda.
Very sweet and round in both nose and cup, nuanced by a voluptuous fruity chocolate. This low-toned fruit may reveal a slight ferment that most palates will read as a complicating note to the chocolate.
This is a sample roast that Ancora does not offer for sale. Karaba is the name of the "washing station" or wet mill where the coffee fruit is removed from the bean, and Iakaka is the name of the grower association that operates the mill. Produced from coffee grown by small holders entirely from trees of the heritage Bourbon variety at impressive elevations of 5,500 to 6,000 feet. Ancora Coffee is a wholesale and retail roaster and local café chain that emphasizes its commitment to "small-batch artisan roasting." Visit www.ancora-coffee.com or call 800-260-0217 for more info.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy the subtle variations that a soft-profile black coffee works on chocolate.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2004 tasting report: Emerging Origins