Roast Coffee Pairing #56: Washed African Coffees – Ethiopia and Rwanda

Here is a comparison of two African coffees at their best: the Ethiopia Sidama Bonko is light and sweet, while the Rwanda Remera Nyarusiza is floral with good mouthfeel.  Both were kept in the light roast range at City+ with final roast times of about 14:30 and temperature of 422 and 425 respecitively. Tasting the Ethiopia Bonko there is a light sweetness that literally tastes like powdered sugar dissolved in hot water while the Remera has more body and definite floral hints with a bit more balance than the Bonko.  We are becoming huge fans of these clean and sweet African coffees and hope to continue to see outstanding lots such as these with all the progressive programs that work to ensure coffee quality and equality in dealing with farms, mills, and cooperatives.   Enjoy this pairing, my favorite one we’ve ever done!

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