Rwanda Shara Washed Red Bourbon 2013


Bean name Rwanda Shara Washed Red Bourbon 2013
Country Rwanda
Region District: Nyamasheke
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders, of whom 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 to early June.

This cooperative is situated in the Kagano sector of the Nyamasheke district of Western Rwanda, and is comprised of around 438 members who grow their coffee at 1,505 metres above sea level. It is red Bourbon, washed, and sun dried on raised African beds.
In the cup expect a body of dark baker's chocolate, but with the acidity kick of lemon rind, apricots, and with the delicious aftertaste of green grapes.

Farm: Shara
Altitude: 1500-2000masl
Location: Western province, close to Lake Kivu
District: Nyamasheke
Processing Method: Fully washed and sun dried on raised African drying beds
Varietal: Bourbon
Farmer:Various Cooperative members
Harvest: March to July

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

"Quick Look" Guide:
Dark bakers' chocolate, lemon rind, apricot, green grape.

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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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