Green Mountain Coffee
Rwanda Lake Kivu
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Kivu Region, Rwanda|
|Review Date:||May 2009|
Soft aroma of flowers and flowering grass, lime-like citrus and a hint of milky chocolate. Notes of toast, sweet citrus and dry white wine in the cup, with floral hints reemerging as it cools. Balanced acidity, medium body, with a hint of astringency in the mildly fruit-toned chocolate finish.
A prize winner in the 2008 Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fifteenth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 85.9 from an international jury. Rwanda's tremendous potential as fine coffee producer has only come to fruition over the past four to five years owing to generous support from international aid agencies, the specialty coffee community and the industry of its growers. Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety by the Abaryoshyakawa Co-op. Keurig/Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, pioneered single-serve capsule brewing in the United States with its Keurig brewing system, and remains one of the country’s leading large specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who prefer the softly subtle to the passionately brash.
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