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Rwanda Coffee Beans - Bwishaza Lot 2 Washed

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Tasting notes: Orange, Black Tea, Caramel

Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 15.5 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.2 brew ratio. 

Filter: 16g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 40g 

For every kilo of Rwandan coffee sold we will ensure a tree is planted in the Gishwati-Mukura forest in Rwanda. For more information visit our OneTreePlanted page.

We first visited Rwanda in 2014 and over the last few years we've developed some very close relationships within the Rwandan coffee community. We first visited Bwishaza co-operative in 2015 and have been buying coffee from them every year.

Bwishaza co-operative is located north of Kibuye close to lake Kivu. You can view the exact location via the link to google maps. 

They produce a range of different coffees specifically for us including experimental naturals that are featured during course of the year. The main processing style used at Bwishaza is a double washed method. Coffee is delivered daily during the harvest period (February to June) by small hold farmers. Usually they deliver anything between 10 and 100kg depending on the size of their farm.

After delivery coffee is flotated in water. Defects tend to float and the good quality cherry will sink. After flotation coffee is pulped to remove the fruit and then fermented dry in tanks for about 12 hrs:

Coffee fermentation

After fermentation the coffee is washed in grading channels once again using water to seperate density with the best quality coffee sinking to the bottom in the channels of water. After washing the coffee is soaked a second time in clean water for about 10 hrs.

Drying takes place in two stages. The first stage is done under cover to allow hand sorting to take place and gentle drying to avoid parchement cracking. After 48hrs of shade drying the coffee is moved to raised table to dry in the sun until reaching 12% moisture.

Coffee shade drying

In 2017 we funded a school repair project in the Rwanda Gishyita community. This year we are working on projects with a school local to Bwishaza and Liza washing stations. More information will be available soon and we are committed to working on long term projects in Rwanda.

Rwanda Bwishaza Washing StationLocation: Near to Kibuye, Lake KivuVarietal: Red BourbonProcessing: Washed Altitude: 1650 + masl 
  • We recommend buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

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  • The subscription charge will be collected at the period of time specified when ordering (ie every 1,2,3 or 4 weeks)
  • Your subscription can be cancelled after the first 3 orders.

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