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Rwanda Venustre Mugraneza Tumba Gold Label | Green Coffee Beans

Recommended Roast Level:

City Plus (Medium)

Tasting Notes:

Rwandan coffees are always a customer favorite. This is a unique coffee that has a bright citrus flavor with spice notes of cinnamon and clove. As I kept drinking, I discovered a nice, clean dark chocolate flavor to it. Slightly bitter, but not in a bad way. Can this coffee be bright and dark at the same time? I think so. Regardless of how you slice it...this is a good cup of coffee.

Coffee Production / Farm:

Tumba Station was a private processing wet mill that had 2 owners with very different ideas of quality and how to run a mill. Fast forward 5 years, and we found ourselves purchasing Tumba for the first time under a different light. A local teacher in the Tumba area for which the mill is named, had taken over all aspects, and the coffee was consistent in every cup ... and amazingly good! Venustre Mugraneza, the teacher, is esteemed in the local community and has been systematically improving the mill. The best coffee cherries (those that make up this lot) are dried in a special area of raised beds and receive focused handpicking by the farmers. Tumba is situated at 1825 meters in the Rulindo district, where we also source our excellent Cocatu Cooperative lots. 


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Citrus, Baking Spice, Dark Chocolate
Body: Bold, Complex, Juicy
Classification: Gold Label
Brew Methods: Espresso, Drip, French Press
Country Region: Tumba Town, Rulindo District, Northern Province
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Tumba Station Wet Mill
Producer: Venustre Mugraneza
Altitude: 1825m