Rwanda Muhororo Washing Station

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Green Apple, Hibiscus, Tea-Like

ORIGIN: Rwanda
REGION / FARM: Muhororo Washing Station
PRODUCER / CO-OPERATIVE: Various Smallholders
HARVEST: July 2020
VARIETAL: Red Bourbon
PROCESSING: Natural
WEIGHT: 200g
RECOMMENDED FOR: Filter & Espresso

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Earlier this year, we shared a coffee from the same washing station, Muhororo, in the Lake Kivu region of Rwanda. This is the second year that we are showcasing a Natural processed coffee from Rwanda. Up till a couple of years ago, it was illegal to produce Natural coffees in Rwanda.

Rwandan producers are typically smallholder farmers, who belong or supply to a washing station/cooperative. Most of them only produce Red Bourbons, and these trees are usually older. This means that the coffees are generally less yielding, but the cherries that are produced are high in quality.

Rwandan coffees are known to be intense, fruity, and at times floral or herbal. The slow drying process on raised beds are crucial in developing the clean and vibrant characteristics of this coffee. We love the silky and tea-like mouthfeel of this coffee, which supports a crisp green apple-like acidity. The mid-palate is highlighted by a distinct floral sweetness, reminding us of hibiscus flowers.

Brew Guide

15g of ground coffee at medium setting.
93 degrees Celsius water.

Pour ground coffee onto a pre-washed paper filter. Tap the sides of the dripper to evenly distribute the bed.

We recommend using a slow and steady stream of water when pouring!

Start the timer, pour up to 80g.
At 0:35, pour up to 150g, in a circular motion, not forgetting to wash down the high and dry grounds present at the sides of the paper filter.
At 1:05, pour up to 240g.
At 1:40, pour up to 275g.

Wait for the water to drain down, remove the dripper and enjoy your coffee.