TASTING NOTES

RASPBERRY, MELON, LIME ZEST

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform its chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

LIGHT ROAST

Our #1 Fruity Profile, which is a lighter roast, brings out the raspberry, melon and lime zest notes of this coffee.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

Nyamasheke District, West Province

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

Alphonse Kayijuka, mill owner

Alphonse Kayijuka opened the Kanyege Washing Station in 2014, which opened the surrounding area to unprecedented opportunity in the specialty coffee industry. The station is supplied by 1,200 farmers, who bring their harvests for sorting, processing and combining into commercially viable lots. For most (if not all) of these farmers, selling high-quality coffee on a commercial scale would be impossible without the nearby washing station.

PROCESSING

The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.

Penagos Eco-Pulper, Fully Washed

VARIETAL

Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.

Bourbon