Rwanda Birembo Washed 2013


Bean name Rwanda Birembo Washed 2013
Country Rwanda
Region Western Province
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


The co-operative is made up of 978 small holders, who are garden growers, the average producer only owning 500 trees. The varietal of the plants in this area is Bourbon, and it's grown between approximately 1500 meters and 1600 meters above sea level.

Ripe cherries are delivered to the mill, where they are graded, sorted, and de-pulped. They then are fermented underwater for between 18 and 24 hours, depending on temperature, humidity, and other factors.

The parchment is then thoroughly and sorted in washing channels, and is then placed onto raised African drying tables. The drying period generally lasts for up to 2-3 weeks, until the moisture level reaches 12%. The coffee is turned by hand at regular intervals, and the raised beds allow for air circulation around and under the coffee.

In the cup expect a lovely caramel-sweet front end, which develops into a bright, sharp, citrus acidity and a dark chocolate cocoa finish.

Roasting Information:
Stop this on the first pops of second to enjoy it at its best.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Caramel, sweet, bright, sharp acidity, dark chocolate.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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