Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Black Acres Coffee Rwanda in Review "The Beaneater"

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Black Acres Roastery Rwanda

ORIGIN: Cafe De Gisagara, Rwanda

BREW METHOD: French Press


Figs | Stone fruit | Buckwheat honey

Velvety-smooth. Lush. Yet structured well via sandalwood. An offshoot reinforcement of that is a macadamia lilt. Delineated. Fully well-rounded. Excellent weight & brightness. Complex, deeply. Figs are out-front, ripe. Behind them is the stone fruit -- peach then plum. Buckwheat honey fills in the cracks & we're off quite exceptionally well.

A baking spice array leads the undertones, a bit dustily-so. Nuances dig well-down from up-top & churn out nice complexities while mingling here. Sweet comes down & savory, up. A new whipped chocolate vibe, a separate candied almond -- both as the cup further cools. A bit of black tea astringency gets to the corners of the tongue. Exquisite character.

Sating & even opulent in a down to earth manner. Earthen is the underbelly, brightly robust & airy to the perfect degree. Meaty & vegetal savory. It's not pretty, still. I keep seeing The Bean Eater -- the colors, the simple grub, the slight bit of pomp. Noble. A noble sort of cup. Rugged not rough, just ready & at once understated, perhaps mockingly-so? Playful. Rogue-ish.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::