Horizon #311 - Rwanda


I always think of Christmas when I think of Rwandan coffee and not just because of the time of year that we normally receive coffee from this country but also because of those lovely festive flavour notes we often see too. 

This coffee is a comforting delight. In the cup, you can expect notes of cocoa nibs and ripe fig with a hint of cherry. Full bodied and smooth with a gentle tangerine acidity and a delicious toffee-like mouthfeel makes this seriously easy drinking coffee, however you like to brew.  

Origin:  Horizon Supreme (Washing Station), Southern Rwanda. 

Varietals: Red Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Q Score: 86 (what's this?)

You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here.

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Want to know more about this coffee? Read on......

Horizon Supreme is a washing station located in the hills of southern Rwanda, where a combination of high altitude and good rains give some of the highest quality growing conditions in the country.

Leo Fidele Ndagijimana, the owner, purchased the wet mill from a previous owner who had failed to operate it and was not able to process coffee for many years. After buying the washing station at the end of 2018, Fidele replaced and fixed the mill’s machinery. He used his experience from managing washing stations in western Rwanda to create a new benchmark for quality.

The station receives cherry from very small farmers in the area and separates the lots by the week they are delivered. For the following harvest, the Horizon team is focused on scaling up the systems they’ve put in place.


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Customer Reviews

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M
M.D.
Rwanda Horizon

Delicious coffee very clean on the palette Excellent quality, delivery on time and customer service as always from Foundary Coffee roasters. Love supporting artisan local companies, being from Yorkshire and living in Essex always good to support. Thank you

D
D.S.
Almost broke my grinder

I was sorely disappointed with this bag of beans. I'm not sure if it was the coffee beans itself or the roast was off or just some idiosyncrasy but my Sage Oracle grinder hated them. It almost broke the grinder resulting in a terrible sound like nails on a chalk board every time they went through and to the point they simply clogger the grinder and couldn't be ground at all. I stripped the grinder multiple times to no avail. When I switched the beans out for another variety the machine worker perfectly so it was definitely these causing the issue. If my grinder went it would have broken my heart and my bank balance. In the end I had to bin them having got only one decent shot of coffee from the 250g bag. A real pity as the other three bags I ordered have been a delight, especially, the Bosque Lya El Savador which has caused no issues at all.

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T.B.
311-Rwanda

Makes a lovely coffee with cherry and chocolate flavours. Our current favourite bean.

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Lovley

Perfect coffee strong but smooth full of flavour my favourite

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