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Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

$6.40
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A view of the drying tables at Gahahe coffee washing station, Gatara
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

Gahahe is "complete" in terms of the levels of sweetness, cleanliness and vibrance. Raw sugar, apple-like acidity, top notes of cranberry and baking spice. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

$6.50
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The other Burundi "honey" - actual honey. A traditional hive set high up in a tree for harvesting honey
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

Kibingo has a honeyed mouthfeel and flavor, toasted sugar, black tea, buoyant body and tea-tannic acidity. A crowd pleasing coffee. City to Full City.

 

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Burundi Honey Process Murambi

$6.05
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Cassien, who built and still manages the Murambi site
Burundi Honey Process Murambi
Burundi Honey Process Murambi

City+ brews are centered around honey, syrupy mouthfeel, molasses bread, pulpy fruit, lemongrass accent, and inky body. Big dark chocolate flavors at Full City along with a maraschino cherry note. City+ to Full City.

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Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop Lot #1810

$6.10
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Turning damp parchment coffee on the drying beds to facilitate even drying, Dusangirijambo
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop Lot #1810

City/C+ roasts show a sweet black tea flavor, and tannic bittersweetness. Fruited notes add contrast, dried cherry, black currant, and a lemon impression. Full City roasts have a chocolate-cherry flavor. City to Full City. Good for Espresso.

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Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

$6.25
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The Gahahe washing station sign upon entry
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

Baking spice flavors peak in lighter roasts and 'pop' against a cooked sugar backdrop. Darjeeling tea, clove, all spice, cinnamon, lemon rind and cider-like apple notes. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

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Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

$6.05
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A thick mist hangs over Gakenke on this particular morning visit
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

A lovely, delicate Burundi cup. Fruited hints of apricot and dried papaya with complex baking spice notes woven through, like mace, clove, and anise. Syrupy sweetness from start to finish and mild floral character. City to City+.

 

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Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

$6.05
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Preparing the drying tables for the incoming harvest, Masha Coffee Washing Station ("CWS")
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

The level of sweetness ranks high (8.8!) - sugar in the raw, cream caramel, light brown sugar - with spiced flecks of cinnamon powder, hints of apple and pear and structuring acidity. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

 

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Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

$6.15
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Unloading bags of whole coffee cherry that were harvested that day, Kayanza
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

Tea and spice notes flourish in Nemba's brew, a chamomile floral aroma, spiced Darjeeling, along with a juicy lemon note. Acidity is brilliant like citrus and the tannic side of black tea. City to Full City.

 

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Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

$6.05
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In one of the coffee holding warehouses at the Kazoza N'Ikawa coop
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

City roasts brew nicely, raw sugarcane juice underpins top notes of dried apple, lemon zest and cinnamon stick. Acidity really pops like lemonade and the finish is brisk and clean. City to Full City.

 

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Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

$6.00
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Yagikawa cooperative members on a 2017 visit to the wet mill - Rwiri
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

So much flavor to unpack; dried stone fruit, cinnamon powder and clove spice, pink grapefruit and perfumed floral hints, mouth-cleansing black tea-like acidity. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop

$6.45
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Ripening cherry in Agaro near Biftu Gudina
Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop
Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop

Stone fruit flavors are a central component, canned peaches, natural dried apricot, along with a "root" like sarsaparilla characteristic, and a sweet finish marked by a lime zest hint. City+ to Full City. Outstanding espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

$6.65
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With some of the farm Duromina coop management and workers
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

Duromina has intense cup flavors, nectarine, peach skin, herbal rue and orange marmalade notes are attention grabbing. Deeper roasts pull out cacao bittersweetness and rustic dried stone fruit. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

$6.65
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Standing next to the Penagos 2500 at Genji Challa's sister site, Nano Challa
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

Underlying clover honey sweetness, stone fruit flesh and bittering peach skin, orange peel and kaffir lime accents and a complex herbal/rue aroma. City to Full City.

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Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative

$6.15
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Drying parchment covered with netting to protect from the mid-day sun, Kedamai coop
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative

Clean, transparent sweetness when roasted light, with an orange flavor that accents the cup and defines acidity too, followed by peach tea, and orange blossom top notes. City to City+. Full City for espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

$6.35
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Agitating the coffee with wooden "rakes" in the washing channel at Sadi Loya in order to remove the sticky mucilage layer
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

Honeyed sweetness is accented by a pulpy citrus note and hop flower aroma. Intense bittersweet chocolate at Full City, with berry hints and orange zest. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo

$6.75
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This coffee shrub is at one of the semi-forested plots managed by Guji Highland.
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo

Dried and cooked fruits are shadowed by earth-toned sugars; natural dried apricot, coconut flakes, cooked strawberry, chocolate-dipped banana, rice syrup, rustic palm sugars and baking cocoa. Intense cup. City+ to Full City. Wild espresso.

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Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha

$6.75
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At a process site in Guji - the bright red cherry at left was just laid to dry, the one on the right is almost ready.
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha

City and City+ roasts show big fruits and clean floral aroma; strawberry lemonade, dried cherry, raspberry, pineapple hard candy, dried mango, orange and a jasmine nose. City to Full City.

 

 

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Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye

$6.75
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Capturing the early morning sun shining down on the Hambela Dabaye site
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye

Fruit flavors are juicy and clean, strawberry jam and berry-like brightness illuminate the cup, hints of sweet citrus, peach puree and tart acidic impression. City to Full City.

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Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi

$6.65
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This ripe cherry delivery at one of the Agaro stations will first be picked over and floated for defect removal before sending to the drying patios
Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi
Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi

Dabi has cooked fruit and rustic earth notes, flavor accents include dried berry, cantaloupe, musky cherimoya, and canned plums. Bittersweet and earth-toned chocolate at Full City along with big berry character. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Ethiopia Guji Anasora

$6.15
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Mr. Edema at one of the washing station sites in Uraga, Guji Zone
Ethiopia Guji Anasora
Ethiopia Guji Anasora

City+ roasts have a dash of ginger powder, sugar cane sticks, hibiscus and a moderate level of brightness. Full City roasts have a rustic chocolate/berry flavor. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba

$6.15
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Sare Saba are focused on wet processing but do produce some dry process too. We didn't select any of their DPs this time around.
Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba
Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba

Cane juice, subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. Simple syrup sweetness is transparent and buoys fruited notes of citrus and berry, moving into a doughy finishing note. City to City+.

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Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Limu Kossa Farm

$6.30
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Parchment coffee resting in the warehouse at Limu Kossa before the final export preparations are made
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Limu Kossa Farm
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Limu Kossa Farm

Fragrance and aroma are potent. Complex molasses and sorghum sweeteners, pine syrup aroma, dried berry, raisin and prune, big cocoa roast flavors when roasted dark. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Bombe

$6.75
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Workers picking out visible defect coffee cherry at one of the Shantawene process sites, Bombe mountain region
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Bombe
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Bombe

For those who truly enjoy fruited naturals; notes of dried fruits are pervasive, mulled apple cider, some tea-like fruited accents and dark, pungent spice notes like cinnamon stick and nutmeg, and aromatic wood hint. Intense dry process flavor! City to Full City.

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Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Keramo

$6.75
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One of Daye Bensa's mill managers makes the rounds to see check the coffee drying on raised beds
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Keramo
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Keramo

Keramo is a fruit bomb exploding with a fresh and dried fruited notes like strawberry, rhubarb pie, dried banana, green melon and tart, berry-like acidity, with accents of jasmine, all spice and rue. City to City+.

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Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene

$6.75
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These naturals drying are likely a mix of coffee from their farm, Daye Bensa, and the outgrower coffee from Shantawene, Keramo and Bombe villages
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene

A heavy-handed dry process cup, notes of blueberry, grape, cranberry juice, honeydew, stone fruit accents and tart citrus hints. A wine-like, sweet coffee on the cleaner side for natural. City to Full City. Wild espresso.

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Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village

$6.45
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Payment day for nearly 700 outgrowers who sell their coffee to the group and a meeting about best harvest practices
Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village
Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village

SO sweet (9.6!), floral honey and honey comb, citrus high tones, honey tangerine and Valencia orange, light touches of jasmine, fresia, berry and baking spice. City to City+

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Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm

$6.25
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Women tending to the drying coffee, turning it in order to facilitate even drying and picking out any defects along the way -Kayon site
Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm
Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm

Palm sugar sweetness, blueberry, dried cranberry and peach, citrus peel, and green tea aroma. A somewhat rustic herbal and aromatic wood overlay lends 'dry process' appeal. Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

$6.35
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Penagos mechanical demucilager at Yukiro cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

Light roasts of Yukiro make excellent pour over brews, delicate floral aroma, soft fruited notes like lime, pink grapefruit, green apple and nectarine and backing of simple syrup sweetness. City to City+.

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Kenya Kiambu Evans Farm AA

$6.85
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Coffee nursery in Kiambu, protected from direct sun beneath shade canopies fashioned from bamboo and black netting.
Kenya Kiambu Evans Farm AA
Kenya Kiambu Evans Farm AA

Start with City+ where you can expect a sweetness of raw sugars marked by Earl Grey tea and cardamom, lemon cookie, citrus zest and an interesting olive oil-like finishing note. City+ to Full City.

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Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB

$7.00
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Catching some rest at the drying beds of Fram Farm next to one of their main water channels.
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB

Intense fruited character, grabby citrus, dried pear, tart berries, black currant tea and baking spice finish. Darker roasts bring out a bittersweet background with plum and berry flavors. City to Full City.

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Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB

$6.60
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Three disc depulper at Mandela Estate, Kiambu
Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB
Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB

Full City works well and roast development shining a light on rich, bittersweet chocolate flavors and tangy citrus notes, like orange-infused dark chocolate. For those who enjoy a vibrant espresso shot this one's for you. Full City.

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Kenya Meru Farmers AB

$6.30
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Kushikumana farmers at a meeting to talk about the buying program in Meru
Kenya Meru Farmers AB
Kenya Meru Farmers AB

Dried plum, slab apricot, red raisin and fig, and a dusting of cocoa powder and spiced finish. Big bodied coffee with milder acidity for Kenya. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Kenya Meru Highlands AA

$6.95
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Ruiru-11 cultivar in full production, Kenya
Kenya Meru Highlands AA
Kenya Meru Highlands AA

City+ is where you'll find burned toffee and dark dried fruit flavors like raisin and prune juice, a finish marked by bittering cocoa powder note and a hint of cedar. City+ to Full City.

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Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA

$6.90
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The wet mill ("Factory") at Mykaigera farm was apparently built during an El Niño year, hence the name
Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA
Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA

Mykaigera is centered around unrefined sugars and toffee sweetness, a touch of dried fruits, heady spiced aromatics, hints of blackberry and big body. City+ to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry

$6.95
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Entrance to Gatugi Coffee Factory
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry

Layered honey and raw sugar sweetness intermixed with intense fruited top notes like plum, fresh fig, and a lychee. Black tea flavor and mouthfeel when roasted light. City to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB

$7.00
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Typical 3-disc depulper at a coffee factory in Nyeri
Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB
Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB

Raisins rolled in brown sugar, date pieces and dried tamarind. Milder acidity for Kenyan coffee and capable of big chocolate roast tones. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Kenya Nyeri Gura Peaberry

$7.00
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Bins of dried parchment resting before being bagged up and sent to the dry mill for export preparation - Othaya FCX
Kenya Nyeri Gura Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Gura Peaberry

Tart fruit flavors are a bright spot in this PB, notes of underripe blueberry, orange, fruit compote, raisin and complex sweetness of brown sugar and sugar cane juice. City to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry

$6.95
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Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry

Centered around deep fruit tones, raw sugars and tart citrus. Notes of orange, cranberry, tropical fruit punch and vibrant lemon. Full City roasts have high % cacao bar with dried berry and drizzled in lemon juice. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Dry Process Nyamasheke Kanyege

$6.25
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Rwanda Dry Process Nyamasheke Kanyege
Rwanda Dry Process Nyamasheke Kanyege
Rwanda Dry Process Nyamasheke Kanyege

A fairly bright cup for dry process which underlines flavors of dried apricot, nectarine and berry. The finish has more rustic dried fruit flavors like date and prune, and a mild tobacco note. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

$6.05
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Phocus (at left in the lab coat), the manager, gives us a tour of Nyakarenzo site during a 2018 visit
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

Lighter roasts have brisk tea-like acidity that structures complex top notes of natural dried stone fruit , fig/prune, tamarind, and a sweet undercurrent that's like brown rice syrup and honey wheat. City to Full City.

 

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Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

$6.20
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Touring the Nyakarenzo site in 2018. That's the mill manager, Phocus, in the white lab coat.
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

Intense dry process, blueberry jam, maraschino cherry, natural dried stone fruit, dark spices and red wine accent. Light roasts yield a vibrant, citrus-like acidic impression. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

$6.65
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Sign as you enter the Gitesi processing site in Karongi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

City+ constructs a framework of sugar cane juice and brown sugar sweetness, with top notes of fine black and green teas, lemon juice, brisk apple, and cardamom spice. Gitesi's finish is so sweet and pristine. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

$6.15
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Signs lead the way to the station along the road through town, Karongi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

Raw sugar sweetness underscores the cup, black and green tea notes, mandarin orange and apple accents and tea-like, crisp finish. A delicious, delicate pour over! City to Full City.

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Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

$6.15
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Some physical defects are most easily identified when the beans are still wet and swollen, that's what's happening here at the "skin drying" tables - Kageyo station
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

Equal parts raw sugar sweetness and complex baking spice notes, butter toffee sweetness giving way to clove and cinnamon top notes, candied lemon peel and English Breakfast tea finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato

$6.40
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Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato

Cyato shows deep caramelizing sugar sweetness with lovely citrus-like brightness, and top notes of Mandarin orange, slippery elm tea, raisin, and a brown sugary sweet finishing note. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327

$6.25
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The sign leading into Cyato coffee washing station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327

Brown rice syrup and molasses sweetness, slippery elm and simple black tea, lively acidity, pungent baking spices, big body, and layers of chocolate when roasted dark. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

 

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

$6.05
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Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

Cane juice sweetness anchors the cup, lemon grass tea, citric acidity, cinnamon and all-spice finish. Robust spiced chocolate when roasted dark. City to Full City. Prime espresso option.

 

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Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442

$6.40
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Workers tending to the drying tables at the Tumba station
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442

Tumba offers flavors of sweetened black tea, replete with a brisk lemon accent, notes of orange, raisin, and citrus-like acidity. Full City yields dark chocolate, Medjool date, grape, and spiced finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

$6.05
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Fermentation tanks at another site South of Mushonyi
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

Raw sugar sweetness, and top notes touch on aspects of dark dried fruits like raisins rolled in clove powder, Mission fig, and prune, along with a candied citrus note offering sharp contrast. City to Full City.

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Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate

$6.05
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A view of the coffee estate from above
Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate
Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate

Chocolate and sweet grain accent notes come together like carob bar, with a hint of lemon peel, Dutch drinking cocoa, and "woodsy" pine note in the finish. City+ to Full City+.

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Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0

$7.00
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Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0

At Full City, berry tones start to unfold and a persistent bittering cacao flavor is highlighted by notes of dehydrated blueberry and cranberry, as well as a dark citrus accent. Best with resting 48-72 hours. Full City to Full City+.

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