Murundo is a washing station for coffee that roughly 400 farmers share the use of. They grow their coffee in the Nyamasheke District which is northwest of Lake Kivu. (we normally find our favorite Rwanda coffees closer to Lake Kivu but this one stood out for something a little different.)
You can roast this a little bit lighter like a Costa Rica but it's pretty bright if you do that. You get nice complexity of orange, lemon grass, cola, cherry, and chocolate but it's kind of hard to drink because of the brightness. So we are roasting this just like a nice medium roast Colombia, and we end the roast just after the 2nd cracks begin. There's a fairly large window of ending temperature in this area where you will get good results, but for your first try, take it to the verge of 2nd cracks. At that level we are getting more chocolate and slight citrus fruit notes in it. Makes for a really nice medium roast mug of coffee.
US Arrival: November 2020