We LOVE Rwandan coffee here and look forward to each crop all year. The last two three years we have bought coffees from two co-ops. Buf Coffee and Dukunde Kawa.
For our second lot of the year we have a peaberry from the Mblima washing station as part of the Dukunde Kawa Co-Operative.
Of the lots presented to us by Melbourne Coffee Merchants this year, the sweetness and poise of this lot made us all super excited about it's arrival and now, finally its release!
Due to the incredible sweetness and structure of this coffee we decided not to roast it with a single preparation in mind. Instead we have roasted it to showcase these inherent traits.
You can successfully brew it any way you like, we are loving it as a French Press right now and serving it as black espresso on our bar.
Because the roast is a little heavier, feel free to play with ratios. We're pushing out 1:18 on filter, 1:16 on french press and running our espressos longer and faster.
Espresso Recipe: 20g in, 50g out in 26-28seconds.
APRICOT, VANILLA, CARAMEL & ORANGE PEKOE.
REGION: Coko Sector, Gakenke District
PROVINCE: Northern Province
VARIETY: Red Bourbon
PROCESSING: Fully Washed
WASHING STATION: Ruli
OWNER: Dukunde Kawa Co-Op
AWARDS: Cup of Excellence 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
**All origin photos courtesy of Melbourne Coffee Merchants. We were not there.**