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
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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Very pleased with these beans, fruity and Chocolatey flavours. Excellent service from Foundry Coffee Roasters.
Super happy I ordered this, works well on both my spring lever and on the kalita wave
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.
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...
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!!
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