Region: Nyamasheke Varietal: Red Bourbon Elevation: 1,800 masl Tasting notes: Golden Raisin, Apricot, Brown Sugar Process: Washed
The Ruvumbu washing station is where many of Rwanda’s smallholder coffee process their crop. Nestled in Rwanda’s hilly lakeside district Nyamasheke, farms benefit from high altitudes, regular rainfall, and volcanic soil. These conditions are ideal for growing coffee, and the coffees from the Ruvumbu washing station are award-winning - they won the 2014 Rwanda Cup of Excellence and a Presidential Award. After being processed, 100% of Ruvumbu’s combined smallholder crops are milled and exported by The Rwanda Trading Company.
Through Methodical’s ongoing relationship with the importing heirs at Balzac Bros, we were introduced to the Ruvumbu’s crop. We roast this coffee to showcase its inherent sweetness and round body. In the cup, we find golden raisin, apricot, and brown sugar.