Rwegetha – Kiambu, Kenya – MAME Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Rwegetha - Kiambu, Kenya – MAME Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Rwegetha
  • Roaster
    MAME Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • Estimated Price
    250g / 30 CHF
  • Flavor Notes
    Pomelo, lemonade, mint
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    SL28, SL34, & Batian
  • Country
    Kenya
  • Region
    Kiambu
  • Elevation
    1950 MASL
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, AeroPress, Flower
  • Roast Date
    February 11, 2021
  • Review Date
    March 13, 2021

Coffee Scoring

8.8
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
8.5 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Complex citrus notes
  • Silky smooth body

Cons
  • Lacks intensity of attributes

MAME Coffee is a roaster run by Mathieu Theis and Emi Fukahori based in Zurich, Switzerland. Mathuey and Emi met each other during a coffee competition and decided to quit their corporate jobs to start MAME in 2016. They were the featured roaster with my Yonder subscription in February 2021. The coffee I received as part of my subscription was a washed Kenyan coffee from the Kiambu region.

The coffee began with a lemon citrus and grapefruit fragrance with a subtle creaminess to it. In the flavor I tasted more lemon and grapefruit notes. The coffee had a high acidity, but maintained a nice balance. The acidity lingered into the finish, which featured a nice tartness and the citrus-toned lemon drop sweetness from earlier in the experience. The coffee had a silky smooth mouthfeel, but I did taste some subtle grassiness in the coffee, which can be an issue with Kenyan coffees sometimes.

The Bottom Line

Overall I really enjoyed the complexity of the citrus notes, but wished for more intensity with each of the coffee’s elements and a bit more evolution in each sip.

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