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Rwanda Archetype Espresso Coffee

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Chocolates And Sugars Flavours / Notes
Chocolate & SugarsChoc & Sugars
Citrus And Floral Flavours / Notes
Citrus & Floral
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Fruits
Nuts And Spice Flavours / Notes
Nuts & Spice
Cherry Milk Chocolate Mixed Berries Star Anise Sugars Tangerine & Orange
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Rwanda
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Smooth & Gentle
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Creamy & Silky
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Coffee Specification
Processing Method: Natural
Roast Profile: Roasted for Espresso Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Altitude:
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available pre-ground?
Rwanda Archetype Espresso Coffee
Wholebeans only. This is a delightfully fruity natural processed coffee from the Horizon Supreme washing station. We get notes of juicy red berries, candied orange and smooth milk chocolate.
  • CULTIVAR: Red Bourbon
  • PREPARATION: Natural
  • LOCATION: Southern Province
  • ALTITUDE: 1,700 masl
Our ARCHETYPE espresso aims to showcase coffees which are shining examples of a particular region or origin.

Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soil with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which 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.

Horizon Supreme is a washing station located in the hills of southern Rwanda, where a combination of high altitude and good rains contribute to some of the highest quality coffees from the country. Leo Fidele Ndagijimana purchased the wet mill from a previous owner who had failed to operate it and was not able to process coffee for many years. After buying the washing station end of 2018, Fidele replaced and fixed the mill’s machinery and used his experience from managing washing stations in the western Rwanda to create a new benchmark for quality.

Fidele named the wet mill Horizon to guide his vision of processing quality coffee. The station receives cherry from very small farmers in the area and processes the separate lots by the week they are delivered.
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