Dried Peach, Cane Sugar, Floral
Producers: Communal smallholder farmers
Washing Station: Mahemba Washing Station
Region: Mahemba, Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Altitude: 1900 masl
Processing: Penagos eco pulper to remove up to 70% of the mucilage, after which coffees are wet fermented for 10-12 hours and washed in channels. Parchment are dried on African raised beds for up to 21 days.
Recommended for: Filter
This is the time of the year when we get to drink some amazing African coffees from the lesser known countries in Africa, such as Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.
This coffee is from a privately owned washing station named Mahembe owned by Justin Musabyiama. Justin returned to Rwanda after moving away for a couple of years. Besides having an 8-hectare farm himself, Justin also buys cherries from surrounding smallholders to process himself from March through August. He maintains a good supply of quality cherries by offering a competitive pricing to the surrounding smallholders. Strict routines for the cherry reception, sorting and processing are maintained to ensure quality.
This lot offers a good degree of depth and complexity in the cup. Exhibiting notes of both dried and fresh stone fruits, there is an incredible amount of cane sugar sweetness lingering through with floral undertones as the cup cools. Another reason why we love coffees from this country!