With stunning views overlooking Lake Kivu, Rwamatamu is as picturesque as the coffee is tasty. High altitudes of over 2000masl and regular rainfall make this the ideal place for producing bright, washed coffees.
Lake Kivu, Rwanda
Sweet & Floral
Notes of ripe juicy peach and nectarine are at the forefront of this lot, with floral honey and warming brown sugar in the background. Incredibly well processed, clean and complex.
Ripe coffee cherries are picked, and sorted to remove any defects. They then pass through a depulper, where the flesh of the cherry is removed, leaving behind a sticky mucilage layer. Next, the beans are fermented, and the mucilage layer breaks down, leaving a clean coffee bean behind. The beans are then carefully dried, resulting in a clean-tasting coffee with natural sweetness and complexity.
With bright juiciness reminiscent of ripe peaches, and the complexity of its floral notes, Rwamatamu has an intense natural sweetness that is delicious as a filter coffee.
RWANDA - RWAMATAMU
20g coffee, 320ml water. Total brew time = 2:30-3:00.
1:18 ratio, steeped for 4 minutes and left to settle. No plunger needed!
From Rwanda via Teesside
REDEFINING DIRECT TRADE
When “responsibly sourced coffee” is part of your mission, the beauty is that it becomes more possible to achieve as time goes on.
We’ve been able to foster some amazing relationships over the last few years, and this is the closest one yet - one that started out in our very own Bedford St. Coffee when Bernice was working as a barista while studying at Teesside University.
Since starting to take over operations back home, we've had hours of fantastic conversation with Bernice and her husband, Luke. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to have such close links to Rwamatamu, and we're excited to continue the meaningful dialogue for years to come.
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