|Roaster Location:||Tochigi, Japan|
|Coffee Origin:||Huye District, Rwanda|
|Est. Price:||¥1,050/100 grams|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, elegant, gently stated. Cocoa nib, pomegranate, fresh-tanned leather, wisteria, cashew in aroma and cup. Savory-leaning structure with tart underpinnings and brisk acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to pomegranate and leather suggestions.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by smallholding farmers near Abdoul Rudahunga’s Simba Washing Station entirely from local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the honey method, in which some fruit flesh is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Mamechamame Coffee is a specialty roaster and coffee shop in Tochigi, Japan. Visit https://mamechamame.square.site/#rWARwD for more information.
The Bottom Line: A confidently structured, nuanced Rwanda cup, notably light-roasted, with leading notes of cocoa and tart fruit.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity