Rwanda Nyamasheke Karengera

Light roast has hibiscus with a tart but sweet flavor, darker roasts have a more developed caramelized sugar character. Brown sugar and sweet cacao bring the sweetness together before finishing buttery and macadamia-like. We really like the mouthfeel at FC roast, creamy and opaque. 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 Feb 15 2012
Lot size 90bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18+ Screen
Roast Recommendations Karengera works at light roasts (City+) and closer to Second Crack as well (Full City+), as well as in-between. It's versatile.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Karengera is a coffee washing station in southwestern Rwanda. A washing station is what they call a coffee processing mill in East Africa. The town and mill of Karengera is in the Nyamasheke district that lies near Lake Kivu, and the borders of Burundi and Congo. There have been many top lots from the washing stations in this area, and Karengera was a favorite when I made visits to Rwanda to cup this harvest.
Floral, honey-like aromatics permeate the flavor profile of Karengera. The dry fragrance has sweet butter and honey with honeysuckle flowers. Adding hot water, the same sweetness persists with hibiscus as the dominant floral note. Full City roast features more cocoa-like aromatics, with brown sugar and caramel cookie in the wet aroma. The cup taste is in line with the aromatics. In light roasts, the brightness and flavor lean towards hibiscus with a tart but sweet flavor. Darker roasts have a more developed caramelized sugar character. Brown sugar and sweet cacao bring the sweetness together before finishing buttery and macadamia-like. We really like the mouthfeel at FC roast, creamy and opaque. It's a coffee that works with either a lighter or darker roast interpretation.