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: