Green Mountain Coffee
Special Reserve Rwanda Karaba Bourbon
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Gikongoro Province, southwestern Rwanda, Central Africa|
|Review Date:||March 2007|
Sweet, rich, deep, pungently juicy aroma: cedar, oranges, banana, a hint of flowers. In the cup lean-bodied with a brightly pungent acidity, intensified floral notes, and a cocoa-chocolate cast to the fruit. The slightly dominating acidity softens in the finish, allowing the juicy orange and banana notes to bloom in a long, complex finale.
This very elite coffee was produced from trees of the heirloom bourbon variety of arabica harvested during the peak of the 2006 harvest by members of the KOAKAKA cooperative. Rwanda's tremendous potential to create fine coffee has only come to fruition over the past two years owing in part to generous support from international aid agencies and the specialty coffee community. This Rwanda is certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price, and is one of Green Mountain's newly launched "Special Reserve" series of select small lots of seasonally available coffees. 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
The 2007 edition of this fine coffee is more acidy and austere than the 2006 crop, but equally exciting aromatically.
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