Gatare Lot 23 - Rwanda


In your cup you can expect a clean and complex coffee, light yet with a lingering finish. You should find vanilla, figs and plums in there which is finished on a lovely rich and slightly bitter chocolate note. So, it's unmistakably a natural - but there is a real elegance and great balance here. 

Origin:  Nyamasheke, Western Province, Rwanda. 

Farmer:  Various Smallholders. 

Varietals: Red Bourbon

Processing: Natural

Brewing Guide using our combined method: (what's this?) 

V60 - 11.g dose, 2:25 brew time.

Aeropress - 15g dose, 2:35 brew time.


We're at 18g > 36g in 41 seconds, including a 6 second pre-infusion using flat burrs. 

This will be the last coffee from Rwanda this season and its the first time that we have bought a natural processed coffee from this country too. 

As is usual in this part of the world, growers organise themselves into co-operatives and then share the services of centralised 'wet mills' or washing stations. 

Gatare is one of the oldest washing stations in the country and has had a reputation for producing quality coffee for a number of years, frequently finishing highly in the Cup of Excellence Competitions. This coffee is 100% Red Bourbon and has been dried for 5 weeks on raised beds. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

Very pleased with these beans, fruity and Chocolatey flavours. Excellent service from Foundry Coffee Roasters.

That's really good to hear Chris, thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a review :)
Really good

Super happy I ordered this, works well on both my spring lever and on the kalita wave

Thanks Kiran, we just keep going back to this coffee too - I'll be sad to see the end of it in a few weeks time. :(
A very interesting coffee

An exciting coffee - the natural funkiness is there in spades. I got notes of vanilla but also possibly almonds. The aeropress makes a well-rounded cup, but the flavours are much clearer in a V60.

Thanks for leaving a review for us Paul, great to hear that you are enjoying the coffee! :)
Another awesome bean from Foundry

Vanilla on the nose, ripe fruit sweetness and pleasantly bright
Ending with a lot of chocolate that lasts

Now I just need to figure out the figs and the grind size...

Thanks Anthony, great to hear that you are enjoying the coffee - really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us too. :)
A Great Natural Processed Coffee

I think this coffee has got a lot better as it’s got slightly older (about 3 wks after roast date) it’s matured into a really delicious and complex taste. I got burnt sugar and caramel in a V60 with a clean, slightly acid aftertaste. A truly fine coffee - if you can keep it long enough to appreciate it fully!!

Thanks Lucy! Glad you are enjoying he coffee. We're running this one on espresso at the coffee shop right now and yeah, you're right - it does get even better with a longer rest. :)

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