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Unroasted - Rwanda Kanyege

RWA-NDA-0.5

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About the bean

It's been a long, long time since we've been able to include beans from Rwanda in the mix. Beans from here simply disappeared from our supply options, hence their lack for several years. But they're back thanks to new sources of our favourite provision in the world, that being coffee.

Like the last time we enjoyed beans from Rwanda, our current crop is from the region of Nyamasheke, which is close to Rwanda's legendary Nyungwe Forest National Park - the largest remaining tract of montane (mountainous) rainforest in East and Central Africa. 

The discovery

Our new pleasure of Rwandan beans is sourced from the Kanyege Central Washing Station (CWS), located on the steep slopes of the Nyamasheke District area. Kanyege is perched at 1,920 metres above sea level and processes beans grown as high as 2,100 masl. Hot days cooled by temperature dips at night, in combination with the area's elevation, produces a mature coffee cherry that ripens with a higher sugar content than lower-grown coffees. Kanyege is known for some of the best offerings Rwanda has to  offer and is a part of Rwanda’s Sucafina Farm Management Project.

Rwanda Kanyege Nyamasheke

COUNTRY: Rwanda 
REGION: Western Province
WASHING STATION: 
Kanyege
PRODUCER:
 Smallholder farmers 
PROCESS:
 Washed
VARIETALS: 
Bourbon
DRYING PROCESS: 
Raised beds
ALTITUDE:
 1920 masl.
SCREEN SIZE: 
15+

Cupping Notes

Caramel, toffee, cherry. Citric balanced acidity. Silky body and sweet aftertaste. Nice balance for French press; a particularly good pourover brew.

Roast Recommendation: Go lighter for complexity, darker for a flavorful shot of espresso. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart



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