Counter Culture Coffee
Rwanda Karaba Super Lot 2007 Fair Trade
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Review Date:||June 2007|
Blind Assessment: Deeply and sweetly acidy throughout the profile. In the aroma intensely floral with orange, honey and pipe tobacco. In the cup the mouthfeel is syrupy, the acidity cherry-toned and lush. Sweet, rich finish with fine flavor persistence in the short, slight astringency in the long.
Notes: The coffee cooperatives of Rwanda, benefiting from superb growing conditions, traditional varieties of arabica and support from aid agencies and coffee idealists, are beginning to produce coffees that rank among the world's finest and most distinctive. This coffee is certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. This "Super Lot" represents portions of the 2007 harvest selected by cuppers of the Karaba cooperative as particularly outstanding examples of their production. Counter Culture Coffee is a small-batch wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to exceptional coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Black coffee drinkers who also enjoy fruity cabernets.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2007 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe