We're so excited to have worked with our friends at Langdon Coffee Merchants to bring two fresh crop Rwandan coffees from the Gisanga Washing Station. This boxset allows you to explore both an Anaerobic and Washed expression of this 100% Red Bourbon coffee. You will receive a 250g box of each coffee.
The coffee comes from the Ruhango district, a southern province in Mbuye, Rwanda. At the Gisanga Washing Station, they have a focus on training women farmers in best agricultural practices from seedling preparation to planting and harvesting.
Alongside this, they also focus on supporting the local youth population. Sadly in Mbuye, the young are not interested in farming and have their sights set on leaving rural areas. Tropic Coffee stepped in knowing that for a sustainable coffee industry, the youth need incentives to take on their family coffee fields. They understand their quest for better lives and so she works with them to help them understand that coffee “done well” with better practices and value add can be profitable.
This anaerobically processed coffee is grown at between 1650 and 1800 metres above sea level and is 100% Red Bourbon. After picking the coffee cherries from the coffee trees, they are sorted and floated in water to remove the defective beans. The coffee cherries are then fermented for 24 to 72 hours in closed tanks before drying. Keeping the coffee cherry enclosed in tanks creates a special profile that differs from the normal natural process. The cherries are then dried on raised beds in the sun. To avoid any potential for a mould taste and other unwanted fermentation, the cherries are turned regularly every 30-40 minutes.
We think you'll love this coffees sweet and boozy character reminiscent of Wine Gums and Cherry Pie.
This Washed coffee is grown at between 1650 and 1800 metres above sea level and is 100% Red Bourbon varietal. The fully washed processing method uses natural spring water known as “Theresa’s
natural spring”, an old name from the 1980’s when the Theresa family lived in the village and used this water for washing coffee for their home processing method.
Once the coffee cherries arrive at the washing station, they are intensively hand sorted and floated to make sure that only the highest quality cherries are processed. The coffee is pulped in the evening on the same day of delivery using a mechanical pulper that separates coffee beans in different grades. After pulping, the coffee is fermented for 10 to 16 hours in open tanks and graded in the morning using a floatation system in a channel of clean water.
This lot has a sweet & creamy character reminiscent of Strawberry Cheesecake & Nougat.