CROWN OF RWANDA: Anaerobic - 2022
This Rwandan red bourbon variety produced by Gasharu Coffee in Nyamasheke, Western Province is fruit-forward, bright and juicy. The anaerobic washed process results in a cup that is extremely floral and flavourful.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Plum, Rose, White Tea, Peach, Magnolia
Cup score: 87.00 ☕
We searched for over a year to find our first Rwandan treasure that we would be proud to share with The Crew.
So when we landed on this gem named "Women's Crown Rugori" by the producer Gasharu Coffee, our search came to an end.
More than 70% of Gasharu Coffee employees are women. In Rwanda, women are crowned with a Rugori which is a symbol of motherhood - mothers receive it after they give birth to their first child.
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: Gasharu Coffee
☠️ Varietal: Red Bourbon
☠️ Process: Anaerobic Washed
☠️ Cup Score: 87.00
☠️ Tasting notes:
- White Tea
☠️ Brew: Filter/Espresso
☠️ Altitude: 1650 - 2100masl
☠️ Harvest: June 2021
☠️ Imported by: We The Origin
☠️ Roast: Light/Medium
☠️ Whole Bean