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Klatch Coffee

Rwanda Fair Trade Cafe Feminino

Location: Upland, California

Origin: Gakenke District, Rwanda.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2012

Agtron: 50/63

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Tart, honeyish, refreshing. Orange, honey, flowers, blackberry in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. It is also offered under the umbrella of the Café Feminino program, which “provides extra income that goes directly to … women producers.” The grant-funded Café Feminino Foundation (www.cafefemininofoundation.org) “supports efforts to improve the view of women’s roles by supporting programs and projects that generate sales the women can control.” Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, is a former United States Barista Champion. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Pure and meadowy but richly authoritative. Sweetness and flowers without sentimentality.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2012 tasting report: Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania

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