Jackrabbit Java

Rwanda Nyarusiza Station

Location: Thermopolis, Wyoming

Origin: Nyamagabe district, Southern Province, Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 58/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, floral-toned. Orange blossom, blackberry, cooked taro root, cacao nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. A pleasing sweet starchiness akin to taro root surfaces in the finish, integrated with rich floral and fruit tones.


Produced from trees of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Epiphanie Mukashyaka established the now famous Bufcafe washing station or wet mill following the Rwandan genocide. Processed by a Rwandan version of the wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Jackrabbit Java selects the finest coffees from around the world and roasts them in Thermopolis, Wyoming’s mountain air. All Jackrabbit Java coffees are specialty-grade and roasted to order. Visit www.jackrabbitjava.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A sweet, pleasingly floral coffee animated by berry and cocoa notes throughout.

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