Maple, Date, Citrus

Rwanda Karenge

12.0 oz

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Cupping Notes
Coffee Villages is an approachable coffee - one that will satisfy those on the hunt for simple, yet refined cup characteristics. The dry fragrance is sweet with dry raspberry, powdered ginger, and a scent of fresh-baked brown bread with molasses. Darker roasts have more spice notes like clove and all-spice. In the wet aromatics, there is intense dark malt sugar notes and a pungent spice element that smells like root beer. There's a structured brightness in the cup, with rindy citrus and lemon zest, and a bit of black tea-like bittering in the finish. This is a straightforward Rwanda with a grain-like sweetness in light roasts that is like toasted rice or puffed honey wheat. A little more development brings about a flavor of maple cookie and toasted sugar. Fruit flavors are more apparent as the cup cools and are representative of dark dried fruits like date and raisin. The cup is really dynamic, clean, pointedly bright, and seems to improve even more with several days rest after roasting.

Roast Recommendations
City+ to Full City is ideal. The brightness is a little tart at the lighter City roast level.

Wet Process


Grade & Appearance
A1; .4 defects per 300 grams, 15 + Screen