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Corvus Coffee Roasters

Tumba Rwanda

Location: Denver, Colorado

Origin: Rulindo, Rwanda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet-savory, spice-toned. Cocoa powder, black cherry, sweet kabocha squash, freesia-like flowers, lemongrass in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of cocoa and lemongrass with a throughline of kabocha squash.

Notes:

From the Tumba washing station or wet mill operated by Venustre Mugraneza. Produced from trees of the Jackson variety of arabica, a local strain of the admired Bourbon variety. Wet-processed or “washed,” meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting. Corvus Coffee Roasters is based in Denver, Colorado and specializes in rare and exclusive coffees from some of the finest growers in the world. Corvus particularly focuses on processing methods and selective harvesting, which result in small, seasonal micro-lots of uniquely sweet, vibrant, and clean flavor profiles. For more information, visit www.corvuscoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: An attractively savory-leaning Rwanda cup whose leading descriptor is sweet squash; this unusual but pleasing note is supported by sweet herb and spicy floral suggestions, rounded by a rich cocoa.

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