Trying new coffee is always fun. Unlike my photography, where I mainly use cameras from one or two companies , I get to drink coffee from a variety of different small businesses. While I have my favorites I have being trying to branch out to explore new flavors. At Coffee Con 15 I acquired a few samples. When I got them home I put them in proper storage and started going through them. I’ll post notes on all of the samples till I run out. If you are a roaster and want to send me a sample, drop me a message.
Coffee, like wine or beer has lots of little nuisances that are fun to explore. When reading the label of Oren’s Daily Roast Burundi Rugabo it said it had winey plum notes. So I instantly thought of Japanese plum wine, which I drink on occasion. I was close mentally.The body of the Burundi Rugabo was similar to light wine with a mellow fruity flavor. It was not a complex coffee. It had a decent acidity level and a light finish. The flavor of the coffee changed as it cooled a little, the fruity notes becoming more pronounced.
I brewed the with my Aeropress with 17g coffee for a12oz cup.
Oren’s Daily Roast Burundi Rugabo went great with breakfast and would probably pair well with a variety of meals. The profile of the coffee is better suited to the savory spectrum. It’s not the best coffee I’ve ever had but it’s good and was worth the try.