Summary : The individual elements and flavors were well defined without any individual characteristic being too strong or too intense.
Discover new coffees with our coffee reviews. This week, we tasted a light roast from Rwanda. There was something about the weight of this coffee that made it the perfect elixir. The perfect 10w whatever for a cold winter morning.
The Drink: Rwanda Nyarusiza
Type: Whole Bean Light Roast (Single Origin)
It can be tough in New York to figure out how much you can realistic accomplish in a day, especially a weekend day.
I’ve been caught more than once trying to do too many things and ending up frustrated by the unknown element of travel time.
One such recent Saturday, one of my tasks was the purchase of coffee. I was on the Upper East Side and only had to go a few blocks out of my way to hit up Joe Coffee and purchase a bag of their Rwanda Nyarusiza.
Background notes from the roaster
Bright yet sweet notes of apricot and marmalade complement the tartness of cherry and lime. The finish is clean with a hint of orange zest.
PRODUCER: Bufcafe Nyarusiza Washing Station
ELEVATION: 1750-2000 m
The beans gave off the smell of both chocolate and gingerbread. I went with my typical morning process, grinding for my french press.
What stood out with this coffee was a remarkable balance of both flavors and sensations. The body of it was elixir-like. It had an impressive syrupy smoothness that was thick and full without being heavy.
I got the flavors of cherry, clementine and maple syrup with a lemon finish at the end. Tucked deep into the middle of the sip was a dense smokiness.
Overall, this Joe Coffee Rwandan offered a nice acidic, tingly finish with a remarkably pleasant lingering on the tongue.
You can order Rwanda Nyarusiza online from Joe Coffee’s website for $13.50 for a 12 oz. bag.
I love well balanced coffees; this one earned 3.75 out of 5 on the Daily Shot of Coffee scale. The individual elements and flavors were well defined without any individual characteristic being too strong or too intense.
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