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Locally roasted coffee makes list of top 30 coffees of 2019


December 5, 2019

Rwanda Nyarusiza Station, roasted locally at Jackrabbit Java, was selected as the No. 29 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019 and received a score of 93.

The blind assessment of this coffee was described as crisply sweet, floral-toned. Orange blossom, blackberry, cooked taro root, cacao nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. A pleasing sweet starchiness akin to taro root surfaces in the finish, integrated with rich floral and fruit tones.

Additional notes included “Produced from trees of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Epiphanie Mukashyaka established the now famous Bufcafe washing station or wet mill following the Rwandan genocide. Processed by a Rwandan version of the wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Jackrabbit Java selects the finest coffees from around the world and roasts them in Thermopolis, Wyoming’s mountain air.”

The bottom line was stated as: A sweet, pleasingly floral coffee animated by berry and cocoa notes throughout.

Jackrabbit Java’s Panama Finca San Sebastian, described as rick-toned, chocolaty and exquisitely balanced, received a score of 94.



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