Big Creek Coffee Roasters
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba
|Roaster Location:||Hamilton, Montana|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Province, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly floral, cocoa-toned. Narcissus, cocoa nib, tangerine, fresh-cut oak, date in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-savory with gentle but vibrant acidity; supple, syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to cocoa nib and tangerine with hints of narcissus.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Certified fair trade, USDA Organic, and RainForest Alliance Certified. Produced by smallholding members of the COOPAC cooperative entirely of local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Big Creek Coffee Roasters is a small, quality-oriented batch roaster located in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Visit www.bigcreekcoffeeroasters.com or call 406-375-7508 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A rich-toned, very deeply sweet, subtly savory Rwanda cup with cocoa and floral intrigue.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity