Great to see Rwanda doing Cup of Excellence again after a misfire of one-year-on one-year-off. This is a super coffee, which we are pleased to offer.
Back into the Cup of Excellence fold after a year out, we are very pleased to see Rwanda return on the specialty map. It’s a rather unique competition in Africa, with the huge amount of co-ops involved, traceability back to a producer has been tough. But the Cup of Excellence program is nimble and it managed to navigate around these problems.
With all that in mind, this is like every other Rwandan lot, made by a a huge amount of people (and I mean a huge amount) with little to no traceability apart from the washing station, and a list of names who contributed to that station. It’s a very long list that I won’t reproduce here. I lost the will to live counting those in it.
Abakundakawa is that washing station and the biggest in the region of Rushashi. Located in Gakenke district in the Northern province of Rwanda, just to the north of Musasa that we have had in the past.
In the cup expect watermelon cleanness, with a sweet edge of caramel and chocolate mixed, finishing with a refreshing green apple acidity. A delicious special treat coffee.
Farm: Abakundakawa Misozi
Altitude: 1750 masl
Processing System: Fully Washed