Rwanda Nyamasheke PB - Washed

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Region: Nyamasheke

Altitude: 17-2000 masl

Process: Washed

Tasting Notes:

Acidity - Complex
Flavours - Raspberry, Lychee, Rosehip, Citrus
Sweetness - Fruit 
Mouthfeel - Light 
Aftertaste - Moderate 

Roast level: Light

We recommend use with: Manual Brew Methods

Shipping info: Dispatch within 24hrs of roast days of - Tuesday and Thursday

 

More about the coffee: 

This is our third time selecting some of the Nyamasheke PB lot, because its is always surprisingly complex and sweet. Though unusually small looking the coffee contains a huge amount of flavour. 
It is set to be a stunning spring time offering with the potential to be ideally suited to a little manual brew for outdoor enjoyment.

Our importer had this to say about the coffee:

"Peaberries are the result of one small bean developing inside the cherry instead of two. It can be up to 10% of a trees production, but will normally be less. This peaberry lot is a result of an experiment with an exporter and dry-miller that are pre-financing and work in close partnership with many good washing stations around the country, and specially in the western part in the Nyamasheke district. Peaberry are so far not common to separate out as an attractive grade in Rwanda, while in countries like Kenya they are highly appreciated. There is no reason for that except form cultural traditions when it comes to exportable qualities from Rwanda. This lot is a mix of peaberries from the best deliveries from some of the top producers they work with.

There is a great number of farmers in the area in altitudes from 1700 – 2000 meters above seal level delivering cherries to the washing stations. This delivery is a result of Nordic Approach cupping through different lots harvested in Mai - July. It came up on the cupping table as a great surprise with a lot of potential, and after some modification and better prep it came out perfect. This area is known for juicy and complex coffees like our coffees from Mahembe and Gitesi, that’s also present in this blend."