New 2022 Crop!
Finally the Musasa project started separating out Ruli coffee, in the past Ruli coffee has always been a notch above the rest in my book – some of my favorite lots of Rwanda have been from Ruli.
Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa Ruli is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Musasa mill located near a gorilla habitat in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. Farmer plots are so small that measurements are based on the numbers of trees, not area of land.
Farmers who process their coffee at the Musasa mill are members of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, which started in 2000 with enough funds to build one wet mill. In the following years, the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative has built three more wet mills and completed construction of their own dry mill. More than 80 percent of the cooperative workforce is women, and producer-members have used earnings to improve their standards of living with investments in livestock, access to healthcare, and programs to protect the environment.
Medium to full bodied, very clean and chocolaty with some nice fruity overtones. Lighter roasts will have a little citrus and floral aspect and more of a noticeable soft fruit tone, hints of a chocolaty spice factor. Good cup for lighter roast fans. Medium roasts get great balance and should work nicely for all taste buds, smoother with more pronounced sweet edged dark tones, lower acidity. Even at a strong medium roast one starts getting chocolate versus fruit. On the stronger side once you get close or hit second crack, much more semi-sweet spicy chocolaty tones with smoky accents.
Good at almost any roast, would start where you personally tend to enjoy coffees, a medium roast is great if unknown. Easy to roast, even roasting with medium to low chaff.