Rwanda is a country that, despite being located in the equatorial belt, has a mild and temperate climate especially because its territory is characterized by rather important reliefs and altitudes (on average 1700 meters above sea level). A geographical phenomenon that has given this State the nickname of “Country of a thousand hills”.
Coffee production began in 1930 by the Belgian colonial government and today employs about 400,000 people, with a total production of about 27,000 tons which constitutes the economic base of the country.
Rwanda was the first country in the world to have a female-dominated government and today it is women who lead the local economy. Coffee cooperatives were founded from the beginning by women and today are still managed by women. This is the case of the Twongere Kawa Coko cooperative founded by 11 female coffee farmers in 2009 and led by the president Therese Nyrangwabije.
AROMA: dry fruit, coconut
TASTE: balanced, with pineapple notes and candy fruit
BODY: full and round body
ACIDITY: mainly malic and balanced
AFTERTASTE: extremely clean and dry
The perfect coffee for every occasion and preparation method. For your morning wake up we suggest a more developed roast, medium for filter and medium-dark for espresso or moka. It will be the warm hug with a sweet cuddle for a very gentle and soft awakening. We suggest a light roast instead for an afternoon or evening break, ideal for filter coffee preparation with a citric tangerine-like acidity and an overwhelming sugar cane aftertaste creating an harmonious equilibrium.
Suggested coffee ratio:
ESPRESSO: 17 gr for double shot
MOKA: 16 gr for 3 cups pot
FILTER: 20 gr for 300 ml (2 cups)
We offer 3 levels of roast to satisfy each palate and taste preference. Each level develops different flavors and aroma profiles. Here are the main characteristics for each different profile and the specifications of colour and development time. We normally use Lighttells colorimeter you can buy from our shop here. You can find the correspondence table to compare that with other colorimeters available in our lab and widely used. If you have any doubts about the correct profile that best suits your taste please contact us and let us know. We will surely find the correct solution to satisfy your taste buds.
LIGHT: Colour 85 | 1’30” Development time | Citric and orange-like
MEDIUM: Colour 75 | 2’30” Development time | Tangerine and pineapple
DARK: Colour 65 | 3’00” Development time | Plums and coconut