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Caffe Luxxe

Rwanda Dukunde Kawa Musasa

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Gakenke District, northern Rwanda.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2015

Agtron: 48/61

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Round, resonant. Dark chocolate, gently roasty oak, juicy blackberry, a hint of orange in aroma and cup. Crisp, roast-rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Blackberry, chocolate and oak carry into a rich though drying finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Caffè Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A discreet and understated edge-of-dark roast develops the chocolate and berryish fruit in this juicy Rwanda.

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