We are excited to bring you another beautiful coffee out of Rwanda. This fully washed Rwandan coffee comes from the village of Gaseke, located in Nyungwe Mountain National Park in the southern District of Rusizi. The Gaseke washing station has been in operation for 3 years now and serves about 400 regional farmers. It sits at 1500 meters above sea level and farms reach up to higher altitudes of 1800+. The Gaseke workers put a lot of hand labor into sorting defects, which is noticeable when looking over the green coffee. First, they spread out the coffee cherry on tables where any over and under ripe coffee cherries are removed. Next, the cherry is transferred to tanks filled with clean water where the floating cherries (overripe coffee) are skimmed and processed as lower-quality separations. Once the visible defects have been removed, the coffee is depulped down to parchment coffee and transferred to drying beds where it will be sifted through several times during the couple of weeks it takes to dry. All this sorting makes for a more uniform coffee from one brew to the next since there are very few beans that will influence cup flavor. This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is good for espresso.
Cupping Notes: complex sugars like muscovado and brûlée sugar, Masala chai, dried strawberries and Earl Grey tea
Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour-over, espresso.
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Region: Rusizi District, Western Province
Altitude: 1500-1800 meters
Process: Wet processed (washed) and sun-dried on raised beds
Equity Pricing (EP) Levels
Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below