Rwanda Abakundakawa (February 2016 Roastery Subscription Coffee).
This coffee is awesome. The new Rwanda Abakundakawa is the February Roastery Subscription coffee. The Roastery has a small amount of it right now, not sold via subscription. When it’s gone, it’s gone. It was roasted on February 14th.
The long word “Abakundakawa” below the word Rwanda means “for the love of coffee.” The cooperative growing this coffee is comprised of mostly widowed women, having lost husbands in war. The coffee itself is a light to medium roast profile (based on the way it looks ground and looking at the whole bean coffee). It’s a bright coffee from start to finish with caramel and grapefruit flavor notes. The card’s design is inspired by a topographic map of the country with an overlay of traditional Rwandan textile pattern. The over-layed gold fingerprintis someone’s actual fingerprint!
I tried the coffee at the Roastery. Roastery partner James was sampling it prepared via a pour over. Delicious coffee. It does have a light body, and it’s flavor is almost a bit like a black-tea-caramelly-grapefruity-tea. I bought a bag of it and I might experiment with it as a cold brew or iced coffee!