Whiptail Coffee
Rwanda Kobakanya - Akagera

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Berkeley, California

4.50(2)

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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Rwanda
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Process: Fully Washed

Producer: 15 Smallholder Farmers
Region: Bushekeri Sector, Nyamasheke District, Western Province
Importer: Semilla Coffee

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Reviews(2)

4.50(2)

2 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Easy drinking Rwandan with some complexity. Very fruity but balanced. Eyeball actually looked like a medium roast with medium large uniform beans. Fantastic cocoa aroma on grind. Definitely drinks like a light roast. Some caramelized sugar and black tea, plus grapefruit and pineapple character.

    Cupping Method:AngelsCup blind tasting, Hario v60

  • Victoria S-C

    409 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A nice first cup in the morning. Not bitter or sour. Warm yummy cup.

    Cupping Method:Pourover at home from Angel's Cup blind tasting. Had it straight black.

    1 year ago · See more from Victoria

More Details

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.

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Whiptail Coffee is a coffee roaster from Berkeley, CA United States. We have 13 cataloged roasts with 12 total reviews with a score of 4.31.

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