This lot comes from some of the highest-elevation farms in Rwanda, and was processed with the same meticulous care that has made Bufcoffee one of the leading sources of quality coffee in Rwanda. It also comes from women growers, and proceeds from its sale are helping fund a kindergarten for more than 100 children in the village of Nyarusiza where it was processed.
- Country Rwanda
- Producer smallholder growers
- Region Nyarusiza
- Elevation Range 1850-2000 m
- Processing Method Washed
- Drying Method Raised Bed
- Harvest May-August 2020
- Direct Trade Partner Since 2002
How To Brew
We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.
Recommended Method Pour Over
Boil Water 205 - 212 F
Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
Add Water Add water in stages
Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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