Rwanda Small Producers Mutovu Cooperative

Mutovu is a complete coffee, well balanced, and a pleasant (not aggressive) level of complexity. It has apple-like fruited brightness, sweet spice, and caramel-vanilla sweetness from beginning to end. Cool cup shows stone fruit, grape, and apple, fading into bittersweet cocoa and lingering tea-like tannins. Bergamot citrus and a strong sense of Earl Grey tea also emerge rounding out an already beautiful cup. 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 Jan 17 2014
Lot size 55bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15+ Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City is a safe range for this coffee, though we felt that our lightest roasts didn't quite develop the full potential sweetness.
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 and slight florals, especially at lighter roast levels. There is a more cola-like roast taste at Full City with cinnamon stick and all-spice notes, along with a scent of dried cherry. The wet aroma has sweet cream soda scent, with caramel and vanilla, as well as a mix of warming spices. The sweetness is intensely aromatic and alludes to butterscotch candy. Mutovu is a complete coffee, well balanced, and a pleasant (not aggressive) level of complexity. It has apple-like fruited brightness, sweet spice, and caramel-vanilla sweetness from beginning to end. The cooling cup sees flavors of stone fruit, grape, and apple, fading into bittersweet cocoa and lingering tea-like tannins. Bergamot citrus and a strong sense of Earl Grey tea also emerge rounding out an already beautiful cup.