Location: Sacramento, California
Origin: South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Est. Price: $18.50/12 ounces
Review Date: May 2019
Deeply sweet, richly drying, complexly sweet-savory. Nutella, sumac, oak, clove, loquat, hop blossom in aroma and cup. Rounded and rich though drying in structure; brisk, juicy acidity. Very full, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish consolidates around prominent oak and sumac with hints of cocoa and fruit. The long turns rather dry, though remains resonant.
Established in 2009, The Muungano Cooperative is located on the western shores of Lake Kivu and is comprised of roughly 4,400 smallholder farmers; with nearly half of these farmers being women. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Deep, resonant and pleasing. Dry, yet quite plump and juicy.
Taste The Coffee 2019