RWANDA – Koakaka, Red Bourbon, Washed.

Tastes of: Nectarine, Honeydew and Milk Chocolate.

$21.00

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2022 Fresh Crop Arrival

What motivates us to choose the coffees we pick?

There is always the obvious, we strive to find delicious coffees, however our process is more thoughtful than just that.  

We love exploring coffee, finding new producers, new processing methods and interesting varietals as our explorations link us to the next origin relationship and the next exciting coffee. We also value the existing relationships we have with our green partners by committing to coffees before they are harvested giving the farmers the confidence of guaranteed sales, known volume plus secured income. This trust, helps us to select a range of coffees that uphold our high standards for quality. Whether you like fruity coffees, comforting chocolatey coffees or experimental lots, the 2022 fresh crop that we’ve selected is truly sensational. We’re extremely proud to be roasting these coffees and can’t wait to share each origin story with you….

Introducing RWANDA- Koakaka. Red Bourbon. Washed Processing. 

Tastes of: Nectarine, Honeydew and Milk Chocolate.

This special micro lot celebrates the achievements of a dedicated small group of female farmers from the Kigarama Village, who saw an opportunity to move away from the traditional co-op model of homogenised coffee sale by creating their own association ‘Rwamweru’ within the Koakaka co-operative.  Traditionally, sales would be shared amongst members, but the Rwamweru producers decided to separate their product, selling it directly to achieve the best price for their families. Farmed in the hillsides surrounding the Karambi washing station, located in the Kigoma Sector of Huye District, the ripest cherries are carefully picked and collected for sale. At the washing station the best cherries are processed, going through a 12-14 hour fermentation post pulping, then floated to sort and soaked for a further 14 hours. The beans are then wet sorted and dried on African beds for 14 days.

The careful handling by both the station workers and farming producers creates a bean that is extremely high in quality and rich in flavour, such as this Red Bourbon. A comforting coffee that celebrates sweet, stewed fruit characteristics balanced with smooth milk chocolate.

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Weight .26 kg
Dimensions 15 × 11 × 7 cm
Roasted for

Espresso, Filter

Ground or Whole Beans

Beans, Ground