Aromatic intensity, and a well-balanced cup, apple-like fruited acidity, sweet spice, and caramel-vanilla flavor. Top notes include apple, and pear, Bergamot citrus, and Earl Grey tea. City to Full City. Good for espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||February 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Appearance||.2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast/Brew Recommendations||Light Roast, Medium Roast, Drip Brewing, French Press, Espresso|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City|
Mutovu is a newer cooperative, established in 2012 in Nyamasheke area of Western Rwanda. It is in an ideal area with rich soils and access to many small farms in the area. 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 a great success. 2012 was the first season of production, yet it was able to produce 20 tons of parchment that has consistently cupped very well. We have been buying Mutovu every year since, as well as visiting the coop on every trip to Rwanda we make. I just returned a week ago as I pen this review, and found improvements in upgraded milling equipment, new drying beds and a brand new warehouse to better store their parchment coffee.