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Thank you for buying our Rwanda roast.

These beans bring tropical fruit notes, bright with complexity and a good body. We recommend brewing these beans for your espresso machine or Moka Pot. 

Below we've provided some information about where these beans come from, and how to get the most out of them.

How to brew these beans

We created a nice espresso roast profile for these special beans. They are high grade speciality peaberry beans, light medium roast will bring all that and juicy-fruity character, please make sure not to under-extract it so you make the most it.

As a natural process coffee it offers fuller-bodied espresso, ideal for your milk base beverages. Its flavour notes will cut through the milk more noticeably with your flat whites or cortados.

About the farm

About Rwanda

These beans were produced in the Huye district, by small holder farmers, in the 2020/21 harvest season. Elevation is 2270 above sea level, and the process is natural/dry.

Huye Mountain coffee was started by David Rubanzangabo in 2012, working with 500 local smallholder farmers over a total farmed area of 28 hectares. A veteran of the Rwandan coffee industry since 1998, David has used his experience to improve the inherent quality and sustainability of the supply chain. Practically this has been achieved through shared training and micro-loans for farmers to invest in equipment, water supply and agricultural inputs.

Huye Mountain now work with over 1,300 farmers and have performed well in national awards such as the Cup of Excellence, including 2nd place in 2012.

Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, because of its mountainous terrain. The country sits at an average of 1,000m above sea level, and most of the coffee grown, is grown at an elevation between 1,200 and 1,800m. 

Rwanda is ranked one of the cleanest countries in the world, and plastic bags are completely banned. And every last Saturday in the month is 'community work day' where people across the country take part in community projects, such as cleaning the streets, cutting grass and building schools.

In terms of coffee, Rwanda exports only 43% of what it did in 1993, but current exports represent much greater value because for the last 20 years the focus has been on quality rather than quantity. New washing stations have opened in all coffee growing regions, innovative cupping labs that arrive built into shipping containers, and cooperatives have been established. For the last 10 years, Rwandan specialty coffees consistently rank among the finest in the world.

In January 2023, the Ambassador of Rwanda in the UK was walking passed our coffee bar in King's Cross and saw that we were serving Rwandan coffee, so he stopped by for a chat to learn more. We talked about the rewards that investing in speciality coffee can bring to farmers in Rwanda - as well as coffee lovers in London.

Now, over to you...

See our brewing guides for more tips on making great coffee

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