Rwanda COOPAC Natural

Rwanda COOPAC Natural

Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda was a coffee leader, and then civil wars and strife all but ended their coffee industry. About 10 years ago, coffee started flowing out again, but quite a bit of it was undesirable. Perhaps you've had some bad experiences with Rwanda coffee that scared you away. Dirty aftertastes, no complexity, high acidity, thin bodies, unpleasant sour undertones, just to name a few common defects…

This one is amazing. Rwanda is back.  It has a nice slightly overripe banana taste that just makes you smile when you taste it. Sweet, clean aftertaste, Creamy. Strawberry. Raspberry. It was processed at the Kabirizi mill near Lake Kivu.

The COOPAC group was one of the first coffee co-ops to emerge following the civil war and has won the cup of excellence a few times. It is a fair-trade and organic certified CO-OP, meaning that several small organic certified family farms pooled their crops together and they rely on coffee as a means of living, and the fair trade organization oversaw the transactions to assure fairness.

This is a natural process coffee, so I roast it like a natural Ethiopia with lots of airflow and definitely keep it as a light roast, but I roast it about 6 degrees darker than an Ethiopia. 

US Arrival: January 2023

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