|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Namasheke District, Western Province, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-tart, floral. Dried apricot, freesia-like flowers, blood orange zest, cocoa nib, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish leads with dried apricot and cocoa nib in the short , brown sugar in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Produced by smallholding farmers entirely of the Red Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the wet, or washed, method. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A sweet, floral Rwanda cup with pleasing, complex notes of dried stone fruit and cocoa.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home