If you’ll recall, I placed an online order from Cuvee to get two specific bags of coffee. One was the Kumurembe, and the other was the Reserva. Nevermind I recently saw the Reserva in my grocery store, I was thrilled to receive it in the mail. As October’s special variety, my propensity for
wanting needing new, limitedly-available things got the best of me again.
Slightly less acidic / vibrant, the Reserva has a smoother flavor than its Kenyan predecessor. That said, it definitely lives up to its official taste profile: Crisp Clean Black Cherry Acidity with Dark Chocolate and Tangerine. For me I don’t quite taste the tangerine aspect, but the cherry and dark chocolate are absolutely dominant. I’d say Reserva would be more crowd-pleasing than other beans thanks to its relatively narrow range of balanced flavors. Per usual, delicious stuff from Cuvee and another one I’d recommend.