RWANDA - Gitwe
RWANDA WASHED GITWE - RED BOURBON
Rwandan Coffee has held a special place in my heart throughout my coffee journey. The coffees I've had have always been juicy, but held a different richness and body than other African coffee origins. That, along with the tragic and incredible story the this country and their rebirth has made me appreciate the coffees I can purchase from here even more.
I brought a different lot of Gitwe in a few months back, and I have gone back to both book in more of that coffee for next crop, and at the same time bring in this different lot of Gitwe that has a flavour profile all its own. BANGER!
This coffee is a beautiful explain of Rwandan coffee, A Red Bourbon, Fruit forward and cleeeeeeeeeeean!
In the brew I'm getting:
Blood orange, Melon, Vanilla and my taste markers are juicy and tea like!
**Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family. Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills –or washing stations as they are known locally. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July with shipments starting in late May early June. Gitwe is a fairly newly constructed washing station, located in Nyamasheke district, one of the regions with high concentration of coffee trees and washing stations. At a very high altitude, Gitwe is surrounded by hills covered by green coffee trees, and the volcanic soil off the shores of Lake Kivu, makes this coffee some of the finest in the country.
All Process coffees are sold as 200g