Equator Coffees & Teas

Rwanda Buremera

Location: San Rafael, California

Origin: Buremera, Nyamagabe District, Southern Province, Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2016

Agtron: 58/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly spicy. Toffee, clove, sweet grapefruit, lavender in aroma and cup. Briskly tart, balanced acidity; crisp, delicate mouthfeel. Toffee and sweet grapefruit notes carry the rich, lightly sweet, flavor-saturated finish.


Rwanda’s impressive potential as fine coffee producer has come to fruition over the past decade owing to the industry of its growers, generous support from international aid agencies, and the commitment of North American specialty coffee roasters. Founded in 1995, Equator Coffees & Teas is a women-owned wholesale coffee roasting company that focuses on sustainability in coffee-sourcing and business practices. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.


Who Should Drink It: Those who value an engaging range of sweetly spicy and tart flavors in a delicate though balanced Central-Africa-style cup.

This review originally appeared in the March, 2016 tasting report: Macro-Lots 2016: Everyday Coffees, High Ratings, Good Values

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