This months Angel’s Cup coffee subscription service comes from Passion House Coffee Roasters. The beans come from Rwanda’s Lake Kivu Kanza. As I open the bag, an aroma of licorice, cherry, and hints of raisin(?) greets me. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted beans from Rwanda. So this bag will be a nice change to see if a different African region will have a slightly different profile.
After grinding the beans, the licorice aroma is much stronger and a cocoa aroma emerges as well. This smell is actually pretty addicting. I caught myself sniffing the ground beans a couple times to enjoy that aroma.
Brewing my latte, the licorice and chocolate flavor becomes the dominant taste in the first few sips. I also taste some cherry and raisins as well. Surprisingly, I don’t get that strong earthy nutty taste typical of many of the previous coffee beans I’ve gotten. However, I do taste this nutty flavor in the aftertaste. This is an extremely smooth coffee that drinks very quickly.