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Paradise Roasters

S.O. Espresso Rwanda Rulindo

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Northern Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 44/47

Aroma: 7

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Dark chocolate, sweet yam, vanilla, roasted chestnut, ripe orange in quiet aroma and vivid, flamboyant flavor. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate and orange resonate in a rich finish and carry rather quietly into three parts milk.

Notes:

Fully washed and produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. Rwanda’s impressive potential as fine coffee producer has come to fruition over the past decade owing to the industry of its growers, generous support from international aid agencies and the commitment of North American specialty coffee roasters. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A satisfactory espresso in all respects, but particularly try it for the unusual and very intense flavor in the small cup, an espresso variation on the great Bourbon profiles of East and Central Africa.

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