|Roaster Location:||Bellingham, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Gakenke, Northern Province, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, deep-toned. Cocoa nib, tangerine zest, magnolia, date, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to date and cocoa nib with a hint of tangerine zest.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasters in the northwestern U.S. for Coffee Review’s April 2020 tasting report. Comprised entirely of local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the wet, or washed, method at the Bumbogo washing station. Founded in 1971 in Bellingham, Washington, Tony’s Coffee is one of the earliest craft roasteries in the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.tonyscoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A fine Rwanda cup with deep sweetness animated by delicate fruit, floral and cocoa notes.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2020 tasting report: Coffee Roasters of the Northwestern U.S.: Classic Coffees, Resilient Communities