|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Province, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||$21.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Juicy-sweet, fruit-forward. Blueberry pie, pink grapefruit zest, lilac, sandalwood, cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Richly sweet with bright, floral acidity; lush, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around blueberry and sandalwood notes with pink grapefruit undertones.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by Kinini Coffee, a collaboration of cooperatives that are comprised of 85% women farmers. Composed entirely of local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method (beans are dried in the whole fruit). Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-JAVA for more information.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, richly berry-driven natural-processed Rwanda cup, juicy and sweet.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity