Coffee Reviews

Starbucks Reserve - Rwanda Abakundakawa

Coffee Origin:
Rwanda, Gakenke,

Coffee Species

Coffee Varietal
Bourbon, Jackson, and Mbezi

Coffee Elevation
1,700 – 1,900 M

Coffee Farm/ Producers

Coffee Roasting Date, Roaster
Starbucks Reserve - 2/14/2016

Coffee Processing
fully washed, raised bed dried


The beans have the fragrance of cream, bergamot, dried apricot, latex, dark chocolate, tamarind, jasmine, cane sugar, orange blossom, hickory, black grape, plum, juniper berry, loquat, hazelnut, and curry leaf

The grounds have the fragrance of dark chocolate, raw cane sugar, tamarind, prune, peach blossom, fermented orange, cinnamon, damp soil, hickory, baked black cherry, mirth, jasmine, bergamot, and allspice




The aroma of this coffee is of molasses, dark chocolate, damp soil, rotten yellow peach, hazelnut, tamarind, black grape, prune, blood orange, and mirth

This is a full-bodied coffee that is smooth with a creamy texture and a juicy/ syrupy mouthfeel  

This is a medium acidity coffee that is unbalanced with a juicy astringency finishing to a sweet dry finish like bee pollen

The flavors of this coffee are of nori, dark chocolate, baked black cherry, tamarind, blood orange, peach blossom, cane sugar, bergamot, prune, hickory, dried apricot, ancho, and white pepper

As it cools the notes of the orange and an under-ripe yellow peach develop along with a simple syrup and delicate floral note that finishes 




The aroma of the cup is of dark chocolate, tamarind, molasses, liquid smoke, bergamot, prune, soil, loquat, black grape and ash

The body is much like being cupped but is juicier and has a dry finish 

The acidity is higher with a crisp forward that lingers then finishes with a slight peppery note

The flavors of the cup dark chocolate, juniper berry,  damp soil, hickory, baked black cherry, mirth, ancho, white pepper, nori, bergamot, curry leaf, and hazelnut

thisk this is a good way to brew this coffee as it bring the acidity up and and better body but do not thik it helps the flavors come out