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Corvus Coffee Roasters

Tumba Rwanda

Location: Denver, Colorado

Origin: Rwanda

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2018

Agtron: 58/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Resonant, sweet-savory, original. Baker’s chocolate, fragrant fresh-cut cedar, green grape, almond, wisteria in aroma and cup. Roundly tart, sweetly savory in structure; plushly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly green grape and flowers, carries into a drying finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 26 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018. 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: Lovely expression of the genius of Rwanda coffees: roundly sweet-savory in structure, resonant in aromatics, luxurious in mouthfeel.

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