Single Origin

Rwanda Mbilima

Regular price
£11.50
Regular price
Sale price
£11.50

Hints of: Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Cane Sugar

Grown in: Gakenke, Rwanda

Best suited for: Filter Brewing

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Single Origin


It’s no secret, we love to carefully blend coffees (our name is a bit of a giveaway). But even we have to admit, many specialty-grade coffees are just so tasty and vibrant, there is no need to mess with these gems.

Our current Single Origin is from the Gakenke District in Rwanda. This natural lot delivers hints of Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Cane Sugar wrapped in a silky smooth texture.


Trust us, this is one you are not going to want to miss!

 

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Rwanda, one of our favourite origins, is back under our Single Origin label with a coffee delivered by Mbilima - one of the washing stations part of the Musasa Dukunde Kawa cooperative.

 

The cherries are hand-picked only when fully ripe and then pulped using a mechanical pulper that divides the beans to assure the quality of the lot.

 

Most small-scale members of the cooperative own less than a quarter of a hectare of land, where they cultivate an average of only 250 - 300 coffee trees each. The cooperative gives small farmers the chance to combine their harvests and process cherries centrally. Farmers who work with Dukunde Kawa have seen their income at least double, and the co-op produces some outstanding lots for the specialty market year after year.

 

In addition to the work that the Dukunde Kawa does with quality improvement, they have various social programs that contribute to the livelihoods of their members. They provide school fees and medical insurance, as well as training in quality and productivity for the cultivation of coffee. ‘Musasa’ means ‘a place to make a bed’ and ‘Dukunde Kawa’ means ‘let’s love coffee’ in Kinyarwanda (the local language) - a reference to the power coffee has to improve the lives of those in rural communities.

 

These specific beans are characterised by their notes of fresh sweet herbs, bergamot, and citrus. A coffee for those who love delicate and unusual flavours.