Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
|Roaster Location:||Torrington, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirambo, Karongi District, Rwanda.|
|Est. Price:||$14.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2014|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet and chocolaty with a savory edge. Honey, chocolate, lilac, mulberry in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and honey in particular saturate a crisp, rich finish.
Notes: From trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety and processed at prize-winning Gitesi mill. Rwanda's impressive potential as fine coffee producer has come to fruition over the past decade owing to the industry of its growers, generous support from international aid agencies, and the commitment of North American specialty coffee roasters. GivCOFFEE is dedicated to three goals: to provide quality coffee, to provide a fair price to farmers, and to give back to those in need. GivCOFFEE donates two dollars of every retail bag sold. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy their chocolate with complications, both savory and floral.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2014 tasting report: Rwanda and Central Africa: Sweet and a Hint of Savory