Fratello Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Est. Price:||CAD $39.20/32 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2011|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned apricot- and peaches-in-syrup aroma. Penetrating, citrusy acidity, silky mouthfeel and flavor notes that complicate the stone fruit theme with a tart, spicy orange. The fruit fades a bit in the finish, but the rich sweetness persists.
Notes: This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Rwanda's remarkable potential as fine coffee producer has only come to fruition over the past six years owing to generous support from international aid agencies, the specialty coffee community and the industry of its growers. Made up entirely of the admired Bourbon cultivar Bourbon Mayaguez, this lot of coffee was produced by the cooperative known as COOPAC (Cooperative pour la Promotion des Activities Cafe.) Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Complex range of fruit from tart to sweetly lush.