JBC Coffee Roasters
Huye Mountain Rwanda

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Madison, Wisconsin


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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Rwanda
Bean Source Region: Huye Mountain
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Process: Washed

The Huye Mountain Coffee washing station, set up in 2011 by David Rubanzangabo and Tim Schilling, aims to give farmers an entryway to global markets and link them with buyers of specialty coffee. Their commitment to the farmer community, combined with a focus on quality, has yielded coffees that are rich, sweet, and have a pronounced fruity profile. More than 1,300 growers supply them the coffee beans.

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1180 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    3.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    3.50 - Acidity

    3.00 - Balance

    This Rwandan from JBC had some good characteristics, including very bright acidity and a some nice black tea character. It veers into too acidic and there's a grapefruit rind type bitterness that works in some light roast pourover coffee but doesn't really for me in this one. This one fell into the fine but probably wouldn't order again category.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover, part of JBC Fall Sampler

  • Victoria S-C

    452 roasts rated, avg score of 4.31

    3.50 - Average

    Drinkable when cool, but a bit too acidic for me.
    8 months ago · See more from Victoria

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Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Rwanda
Rwandan coffee is known for its bright, fruity, and tea-like characteristics, attributable to its high elevations, fertile volcanic soil, and temperate climate. The Bourbon variety, commonly grown in Rwanda, lends itself to a delicate and nuanced flavor profile, often exhibiting notes of red fruit, citrus, and floral undertones. As the country has invested in improving coffee production and processing techniques, Rwandan coffee has emerged as a top contender in the specialty coffee market, earning recognition for its vibrant and complex flavors.
Rwandan coffee is renowned for its unique and vibrant flavor profile. It is characterized by a bright acidity and complex fruit tones, often featuring notes of berry, citrus, and sometimes hints of chocolate. Grown in the rich volcanic soil found throughout the hilly regions of the country, such as along the shores of Lake Kivu, Rwandan coffee benefits from an ideal combination of high altitude, regular rainfall, and ample sunshine. This environment facilitates the cultivation of predominantly Bourbon varieties of Arabica beans, typically handpicked with great care by small-scale farmers. The meticulous processing methods, including washing and sun-drying, contribute to the coffee's clean taste and high quality, making Rwandan coffee increasingly highly prized internationally.
Bean Source Region: Huye Mountain
Coffee from the Huye Mountain region of Rwanda is known for its distinctive flavor profile, which is influenced by the unique terroir of the area. Grown at higher elevations in the Southern Province, the coffee benefits from the region's volcanic soil, favorable microclimate, and altitude. These factors contribute to the coffee's well-balanced characteristics, with a moderate and pleasant acidity. Huye Mountain coffee often exhibits subtle floral notes and can have notable fruitiness.

Best Rated Roasts of JBC Coffee Roasters

JBC Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Madison, WI United States. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 21 total reviews with a score of 4.44.

International Rank: #17 out of 862
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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