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Blend of the Month - The Morning After
Blend of the Month - The Morning After
Blend of the Month - The Morning After
Blend of the Month - The Morning After

Blend of the Month - The Morning After

Regular price £7.00 Sale

Sourced from:
Rwanda - Gitwe / Nicaragua - Dipilto

Tastes like:
Passion fruit, orange with a honey finish

Suitable for:

All brew methods, but we really quite like it in a V60, Chemex or Aeropress

Roast:
Medium

More Info:

Each month (funnily enough) we introduce a new Blend of the Month. To be quite frank, this is probably one of our most favourite things to do (bar eating pizza, but that's pretty normal right?)

We carefully sourced two or more beans that caressingly (it's a word) compliment each other. Expect some fun flavours here that work brilliantly with most brew methods. 

 

Even More Info from our supplier:

Location: Rwanda - Gitwe

Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family. Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills –or washing stations as they are known locally. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July with shipments starting in late May early June.

Gitwe is a newly constructed washing station, located in Nyamasheke district, one of the regions with high concentration of coffee trees and washing stations. At a very high altitude, Gitwe is surrounded by hills covered by green coffee trees, and the volcanic soil off the shores of Lake Kivu, makes this coffee some of the finest in the country. There are 800 farmers in total who are delivering to the station and this year they are expecting to produce 3 containers in total.

When RTC purchased the station last year, the plan was to process high end specialty fully washed coffee and look to experiment with the station. Cherries delivered to Gitwe are then floated and separated to remove any defective cherries. The coffee is then placed on the raised African beds at about 2cm of thickness where it is dried for up to 30 days with regular turning each hour and covering during at night time.

From here the coffee is then left to rest before being transported to the RTC warehouse in Kigali where it is milled and prepped ready for shipment.

Nicaragua - Dipilto

Finca san Isidru is driven by a hands-on approach and innovation. Byron learned to fix stuff by doing, as a teenager he would go from farm to farm to repair wetmills and other equipment. His father's farm has grown over the years and to cope with the growth it was Byron's task to build a new wetmill. 
The new wetmill was built from scratch every screw and every inch of paint has been done by Byron himself. Only the three depulpers have been bought, three are needed because of two reasons. First of all, there is one depulpers specifically calibrated to depulp the larger Maracaturra cherries. Also, the wetmill has a built-in sorting system which sorts by weight, thus, quality. In the end this all adds up to the consistently super clean and high-quality coffee. But most of all, it is a token of the devotion to quality of this farm.