30 Mar '13, 5pm

A couple of take-home bags of @stumptowncoffee roasted Rwandan Huye Mountain beans left here folks!

A couple of take-home bags of @stumptowncoffee roasted Rwandan Huye Mountain beans left here folks!

While Stumptown has been visiting Rwanda for years, this is my first trip ever. I’ve always loved the coffee from Rwanda. A description on an early offering from Stumptown was ‘pomegranate,’ something that has stuck with me since. While this year the coffees we offered showed more complexity and range than any one fruit, their bright but elegant acidity abounds. The Rwanda crop is especially small this year, predicted to be the smallest since the mid-90s. Due to some market conditions that were well broadcast and perhaps over-discussed in the last 6 months, many washing stations paid too much for cherry, speculating that the prices would continue to rise, but since they have lagged lately (just a tiny bit), many of them are holding coffee that they cannot even sell to break even. In one case, neighbors of Kanzu were so aggressive with their prices paid for cherries that Ka...

Full article: http://stumptowncoffee.com/rwanda-june-2011/

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