Bull Run Roasting
Rwanda COE Lot 16
|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Huye, South Province, Rwanda.|
|Review Date:||June 2009|
Blind Assessment: Ken (92) particularly admired this coffee's deep, night-blossoming floral character which he felt was balanced by an underlying crisp, cedary cocoa. Co-cupper Jim Reynolds (91) found the profile "mild" and caramelly with a soft ? for Jim, a bit too soft ? acidity.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed sixteenth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 85.86 from an international jury. Rwanda's tremendous potential as fine coffee producer has only come to fruition over the past four to five years owing to generous support from international aid agencies, the specialty coffee community and the industry of its growers. Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. Bull Run is a specialty coffee roaster and wholesaler, with plans to retail their coffee in a soon-to-open store and online. Visit www.bullrunroasters.com or call 800-481-4197 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A gentle, complete coffee, subtle but complex.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2009 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania