Chocolate, Grapes, Floral
LocationMacuba Sector, Nyamasheke District,
Time: 28 Seconds
Coffee In: 17g
Water In: 255g
Time: 2.30-3.00 minutes
About this Coffee
Coffee plantations in the Gasharu region benefit from their proximity to the Nyungwe National Park. They get a good amount of rainfall to make the cherries juicier and the coffee fruity. Throughout the year, Gasharu Coffee holds small group meetings with coffee farmers to catch up on life, discuss the challenges in farming and to discuss opportunities.
Producer and Gasharu Coffee Manager Valentin Kimenyi shares some more insight: “Though my father, owner of the company Celestin, is not an agronomist - he has always received calls from coffee farmers to advise on farming and processing due to his experience in farming. Today I am giving farming advice too. I am one of his nine sons and I have both farming experience and academic training as an agronomist. I provide more scientific-based farming and harvesting guidance whenever needed”.
The cherries selected for this lot are collected at altitudes between 1700 m and 2100 m. When they are received at the washing station they are sorted and floated to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. These beans undergo intense sorting at the pre-drying tables and are later dried on the raised African beds for 25-30 days. Once dried, the coffee is well kept and stored in good conditions before being hulled and sorted by well-trained women and then packed in GrainPro and Jute bags for export. The processing at the washing station is carried out by young coffee farmers and the sorting on tables by slightly older coffee farmers, mainly women, providing them with more income.
For the fruit lovers out there!
You can taste the attention that went into processing this lovely Rwandan Natural by Gasharu Coffee. Enjoy a full chocolate body with notes of juicy grapes and a floral finish.