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Rwandan Gikomero Coffee

Rwanda Gikomero Coffee

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Strong
2
  • Aeropress
  • Cafetiere
  • Espresso
  • Filter
  • Turkish

Taste


Rwandan coffee has returned to its excellent quality thanks to the drive of local growers and developmental assistance from Europe and the USA.


Rwandan Gikomero coffee is beautifully uplifting with soft vanilla, rich cherry and plum with hints of orange zest.

Perfect for a Sunday morning.



Facts


Gikomero washing station has been owned and operated by Rwanda Trading Co. since 2013. Since inception 1,816 farmers have been registered into their Agronomy Training Program at Gikomero station. This is an intense 2 year training program focused on increasing yields and quality, along with improving record keeping practices at farm level. The quality increase really showed this year with an average of 3 SCAA points higher cup scores across all deliveries received from the station, and the first 85+ lot ever, which was purchased by Falcon Specialty. Average yield for the 1,816 farmers in the program is also way up - a 155% increase since 2014. Producers who supply cherry to Gikomero grow their coffee at between 1450 and 1650 masl.

Gikomero processed 327 tons of cherry during the 2016 season. Cherries are pulped using a Pinhalense pulper, dry fermented for 12 hours, wet soaked for 8 hours and density graded with water channels, before being dried on raised beds for approximately 14 days.


Description

Taste

Rwandan coffee has returned to its excellent quality thanks to the drive of local growers and developmental assistance from Europe and the USA.

Rwandan Gikomero coffee is beautifully uplifting with soft vanilla, rich cherry and plum with hints of orange zest.

Perfect for a Sunday morning.

Facts

Gikomero washing station has been owned and operated by Rwanda Trading Co. since 2013. Since inception 1,816 farmers have been registered into their Agronomy Training Program at Gikomero station. This is an intense 2 year training program focused on increasing yields and quality, along with improving record keeping practices at farm level. The quality increase really showed this year with an average of 3 SCAA points higher cup scores across all deliveries received from the station, and the first 85+ lot ever, which was purchased by Falcon Specialty. Average yield for the 1,816 farmers in the program is also way up - a 155% increase since 2014. Producers who supply cherry to Gikomero grow their coffee at between 1450 and 1650 masl.

Gikomero processed 327 tons of cherry during the 2016 season. Cherries are pulped using a Pinhalense pulper, dry fermented for 12 hours, wet soaked for 8 hours and density graded with water channels, before being dried on raised beds for approximately 14 days.

Details

Flavour Profiles Citrus & Lemon, Plum & Berries, Sweet
Roast Profile A light medium roast profile that still produces a well coloured bean. Care is needed with this coffee not to ruin the subtle flavours.
Cupping Notes

1. Acidity - Tart & Juicy.

2. Sweetness - good sweetness.

3. Body - A medium/strong body.

4. Balance - great balance with coffee flavour dominating.

5. Character - a medium/strong coffee with grapefruit & orange zest, floral notes and a little allspice.

Delivery

Delivery Charges - UK, Isle of Man, Jersey & Guernsey

Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-1kg £2.50

1kg and above £3.50

FREE Shipping is available on orders over £35

Delivery - Europe

Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-500g £6.00

501g - 1kg £9.00

1kg - 1.5kg £13.00

Delivery - USA & Canada

American and Canadian orders will be restricted to a maximum weight of 1.5kg.

Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-500g £9.50

501g - 1kg £15.00

1kg - 1.5kg £21.00

Full details can be found on our Delivery page.

Reviews

A very nice, smooth coffee
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This Rwandan bean grinds down to make a very nice, smooth coffee. It's not as strong as some of the others I've had from YCE which makes it sometimes a little weak when made as a Latte but made into an Americano, or taken as a straight espresso, the coffee leaves you wanting to go back for more.

This is the first coffee I have used in my new Aeropress and so far I've had mixed results (probably more down to my technique than the bean), but this won't put me off buying this bean again.

A very nice, low power coffee....

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