• Rwanda Rwamatamu Lot 4 Filter Roast

Rwanda Rwamatamu Lot 4 Filter

Rwanda Rwamatamu Lot 4 Filter Roast

Rwanda Rwamatamu

As you may know, at JGC we have a huge amount of love for Rwandan coffee. From the varietal to the acidity and vibrance in the cup. This is our second season working with Bernice and Luke, with the conduit being our friends at Omwani . Historically it has been almost impossible to buy coffee from Africa from small producers in a meaningful way, which is so often prohibitive, due to scale.  This is due to how systems work and many micro producers’ coffees are lost amongst the crowds.

This is our second and final washed lot, for this crop from Rwamatamu which we are rapidly roasting through the usual channels.

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Top Trumps

Country: Rwanda
Region: Western Nyamashake
Processing Station: Rwamatamu

Process: Fully washed
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1800 – 2000 m.a.s.l

Cup Potential 🥣

|Aromatics: Sweet Citrus| Body: Light-medium | Acidity: Orange and grapefruit|

On opening, I was expecting “Big juice!”. Surprisingly the nose lied. The liquor was sweet like caramel with a low acidity and a little background orange flavour, punctuated with a pithy (and cocoa) finish. Often, I find coffees that have acidity early on, will fade into sweetness, and I hoped the acidity would build later in the cup. This is pretty much the opposite of how it started.

On cooling, I enjoyed this a lot more, as I am a fan of sweet acidity in coffee. There is a real presence of sweet orange acidity and a grapefruity finish.

If you are a fan of all things clean and bright this will not disappoint in a V60.


Farm Stuff

Rwamatamu is a farm and a mill. Initially, both were launched in 2015 aiming for financial gain but also contributing to the fight against poverty in rural communities through harvesting coffee. The farm at Rwamatamu has 20 hectares of coffee production, and the other coffee that they mill and export is from local cooperatives and small producers too. 80% of their employees are women. Their goal is to build healthy relationships with the community based on common values and goals. This is done by committing to a regular purchase of beans and investing in the growth of employees.

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