Variations in the type of coffee plant grown or the method with which the coffee is dried can dramatically alter flavour characteristics. This genre celebrates the diversity and expressive flavour made possible by these distinctions.
An auction system was held in place of this year's Rwandan Cup of Excellence, which led us to this coffee. The Nkara lot from the Musasa co-op showcases the vibrant and complex character of washed bourbon coffee from this origin.
In the cup expect a winey complexity with bright clementine acidity and layers of rhubarb and red apple. There are aromatic spice notes throughout and sweet toffee on the finish.