When we bring in Rwanda coffee, we often try to find the chocolate-driven taste profile, with less acidity and less fruit. This one has a little bit more fruity taste than the last lot -- strong sweet chocolate up front with stonefruit and citrus dancing in the background. Juicy and complex.
We roast this on the same profile as our Uganda at a medium roast, and we end the roast just before the 2nd cracks begin. It becomes a lot less interesting once the 2nd cracks begin, so you really do have to cut it off before they hit. We are getting sweet chocolate and slight apricot and lime notes in it here. If you want more fruits though, and a little tartness, take a few degrees lighter and you won't be disappointed! Instead of being high acidity, thin bodied, and super fruity like our other africans, this one is smoother, medium bodied. Makes for a really nice medium roast mug of coffee.
US Arrival: January 2020