Origin: Rwanda (Lake Kivu, Gisenyi)
Processing: Fully Washed
SCA Score: 82+
Taste Notes: Aromatic woody notes, honey & scotch whiskey. Velvety mouthfeel.
This organic single origin coffee is grown close to Lake Kivu in Rwanda, on the slopes of the amazing Virunga mountains.
There are a few different flavour notes which came to mind when cupping this coffee, including the flavours of aromatic wood reminiscent of barrel-aged Scotch whiskey.
It's when drinking this coffee with milk (my favourite milky being flat white), however, that the scotch whiskey flavour becomes particularly prominent.
A new one to me is Scotch Whisky (no "e"). I thought I'd made a mistake but after a little experimentation with the amount in the cafetiere it's better. Seems quite a bit milder and not so fulfilling as my favourite, Choc & Nut.
I was really looking forward to this one, and it was well worth the wait. Even when I was getting it dialled in, some of the faster shots were still drinkable and tasted good. Really surprised me what a forgiving coffee this is compared to others when trying to hit that good shot!
Not unpleasant and I’m still drinking through it, but it is a very unusual one. I mainly drink bean to cup coffee in the morning and scotch in the evening so maybe my head is confused about scotch coffee in the morning!