Rwanda Mutovu Coop

The cup is so sweet, with praline and maple, bittersweet balance, and lingering tea-like tannins. The mouthfeel is weighty, and similar to apple juice. When it cools there's a black tea with lemon note that comes out and compliments the sweet, caramel-corn flavor in the finish. This would make a great SO espresso as well as the great brewed coffee that it is. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Dec 20 2012
Lot size 60bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15 + Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City for brewed coffee; Full City+ will bolster body for SO espresso
Weight 1
Mutovu is a newer cooperative, established in 2012 in Nyamasheke area of Western Rwanda. It is in an ideal area with rich soils and not much competition for coffee cherry from farmers. Another mill we buy from, Kanzu, is one of the nearest competing coffee mills. Mutovu is at 1800 meters, with coffee being grown in the area up to 1950 meters. Mutovu Coffee is a made up of a small cooperative of 9 farmers, each with between 1,500 - 5,000 coffee trees. Each farmer supplies their own cherries to the station, as well as collects cherries from their neighbors. The location of Mutovu and ownership structure has made it an instant success. 2012 was it's first season of production, yet it was able to produce 20 tons of parchment that has consistently cupped very well. We see a bright future for the farmers at Mutovu coffee station.
The fragrance from the ground coffee has strong caramel butterscotch sweetness, especially at lighter roast levels. There is a more cola-like roast smell at Full City with cinnamon stick, and cardamom spice notes. The wet aroma has sweet sarsaparilla scent, with caramel and vanilla, as well as a mix of warming spices. Mutovu has apple-like fruited brightness, sweet spice, and a very sweet finish. The cup is so sweet, with praline and maple, bittersweet balance, and lingering tea-like tannins. The mouthfeel is weighty, and similar to apple juice. When it cools there's a black tea with lemon note that comes out and compliments the sweet, caramel-corn flavor in the finish. This would make a great SO espresso as well as the great brewed coffee that it is.