CROWN OF RWANDA: Women's Crown Anaerobic Washed
This beautiful gem from Gasharu Coffee, Rwanda is fruit-forward and sweet. The cup feels mellow and well-rounded. The juicy sweetness is evident from start to finish and the delicate floral aroma makes the entire experience very enjoyable.
Last year's Crown of Rwanda was much loved by the Crew so this year we had to bring back this beautiful crop.
Tasting Notes: Plum, Cotton Candy, Peach, White Tea, Jasmine
Cup score: 87.25 ☕
This Coffee is named "Women's Crown Rugori" by the producer Gasharu Coffee because of the Rwandan tradition of Crowning women with a Rugori which is a symbol of motherhood - mothers receive it after they give birth to their first child.
More than 70% of Gasharu Coffee employees are women and they want to increase awareness about women's contributions to Coffee Production in Rwanda. Gasharu Coffee has created a Transparent network where radical improvements are being made to women's empowerment in Rwanda.
About Gasharu Coffee
Celestin Rumenerangabo started Gasharu Coffee in 1976. He started young as a farmer and a buyer of cherries. Gasharu Coffee steadily turned into a family business over the years. With the help of his mother and wife Celestin started running the business with enhanced efficiency. Gasharu coffee started supporting schooling for children from coffee farming families.
Valentin Kimenyi is the current manager of Gasharu coffee taking over the business from his father Celestin Rumenerangabo. Today, they have 2 processing stations in Gasharu and Muhororo and are exporting beans to 1650 farmers daily.
Coffee has been an important part of the community since the 1994 Tutsi Genocide and Gasharu coffee has been an integral part of it. They have been focusing on making the highest quality coffee possible.
"With local businesses being taken over by large multinational companies, we are aware that we have to make Gasharu Coffee more resilient. We have improved our sourcing and processing methods, encouraging curiosity about innovative ideas to take coffee to the next level, producing naturals, honey and experiments" says Valentin.
☠️ Single origin from Rwanda
☠️ Region: Nyamasheke, Western Province
☠️ Grade 1 Arabica Coffee Beans
☠️ Producer: Women's Crown Rugori, Gasharu Coffee
☠️ Varietal: Red Bourbon
☠️ Process: Anaerobic Washed
☠️ Cup Score: 87.25
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Cotton Candy
- White Tea
☠️ Brew: Filter/Espresso
☠️ Altitude: 1650 - 2100masl
☠️ Harvest: August 2022
☠️ Roast: Light/Medium
☠️ Whole Bean