Nespresso Umutima wa Lake Kivu Rwanda

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February 1, 2016 by Beans Ahoy

This of course is another one of Nespresso’s single origin coffees, this time from Rwanda. Rwanda has a long history of growing coffee with a lot of high volcanic soil available. Having said this, it is not widely drunk outside of the specialty coffee community.

This is overall a good coffee. It is quite different to other Nespresso coffee’s as it is clearly a single origin coffee. It’s aroma is perhaps a little tight and restrained. It is certainly not floral. Slight nut and red fruit aroma. The taste is better. It is not an elegant coffee, but this where I get a little confused by it, as it’s not bold either. It’s got similarities with a Bourbon coffee with strong hints of dark chocolate and red fruit which sometimes comes across a little acrid. The strangest thing with this coffee though is the lack of aftertaste. The delightful dark chocolate and red fruit disappears very quickly to be replaced with charcoal. It’s odd. Not in a bad way. Just different. It might be the roast.

6.7 out of 10.0


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