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Nyarusiza Kamegeli Espresso

About Nyarusiza Kamegeli Espresso

Our Head of coffee

Will says:

How it tastes (by Will - our Head of Coffee):

“The flavours in this cup of coffee remind me of intense blackcurrant compote, with blackcurrant flavour and super sweet cane sugar sweetness. In fact, it’s so rich and sweet that the bright citrus acidity drops into the background. The coating body and stem ginger aftertaste really round off this coffee perfectly.”

(Psst. You can get clued up on the different coffee-tasting terms Will uses on our blog.)

About the area

The Kamegeli Cooperative is made up of a number of small farms in the Kamegeli region, which can be found in the Southern Province of Rwanda. Once the coffee has been grown it is transported to the Nyarusiza Coffee washing station to be processed. Thanks to Rwanda’s climate, altitude and mineral-rich soil it’s known for producing really high quality coffee.

About the farm

The Kamegeli Cooperative in Kigoma is made up of a number of small farms in the Kamegeli region. Once the cooperative have grown their coffee, they process it at the Nyarusiza coffee washing station, which is run by Bufcoffee Ltd., a famous Rwandan, family-run company. Bufcoffee Ltd. was founded by Mukashyaka Epiphanie in 2003.

Originally Mukashyakas’ husband had a coffee farm of his own and their coffee was sold locally. Then the 1994 genocide left Mukashyaka a widow with seven children to care for, so she had to make a change. She soon got support from PEARL and launched Bufcoffee Ltd., which now produces and exports coffee across the world, while offering social and economic support to 4,608 women and a great many small coffee farmers.

Details

ACIDITYCitric (Orange)
ALTITUDE1700
FLAVOURBlackcurrent and Ginger
MOUTHFEELCreamy
COUNTRYRwanda
PROCESSFully Washed
PRODUCERThe Kamegeli Cooperative
ROAST PROFILEDark
SWEETNESSCane Sugar
TASTING NOTEBlackcurrant and stem ginger.
VARIETALRed Bourbon