|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyaruguru District, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||NT $220/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Resonant, rich, multi-layered. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, tea rose, caramel, kumquat in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with round acidity; very full, creamy mouthfeel. Layered, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by the Akagera Coffee Project entirely of local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep-toned, chocolaty and floral Rwanda cup with lift from bright citrus suggestions.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity