preferred_method: false
preferred_milk: false
Save as favourite

Foundry Coffee Roasters: Ruvumbu - Rwanda - Washed

Sorry - Sold out - it's been popular!

Getting product details...

From Lee @ Foundry Coffee Roasters:

In the cup, you can expect some seriously satisfying flavours. Stewed red fruits and sweet sticky toffee notes make this a most comforting and delicious coffee which is guaranteed to give you that warm feeling inside however you brew it.

Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils 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. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July, with shipments starting in August through December.

The Ruvumbu washing station is situated in the southwest corner of the country on the mountainous shores of Lake Kivu. Like many other washing stations in Rwanda, Ruvumbu started life as a cooperatively run endeavour, which has since seen investment by private owners and management. Justin Musabyimana - a local farm owner and manager of the Mahembe washing station, also in Nyamasheke - took over in 2014.

Under Musabyimana's ownership, Ruvumbu has gone from strength to strength. In addition to increased volume, the station is producing some of the best quality coffee in Rwanda: Ruvumbu took 3rd place overall in the 2014 Rwanda Cup of Excellence Competition, and was given a Presidential Award at the event for receiving a cupping score above 90 points.

For filter or Aeropress we use a 14.5g dose. For espresso, in our cafe, we use 15g doses in a 15g VST basket. Yield was 34g and the shot was taking around 43 seconds whcih includes a 6 second pre-infusion.

.

Farm/Coop: Smallholders
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Rwanda - Lake Kivu
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Red Bourbon

Roasting and delivery information

We roast to order and at least three times per week. We will ship your order on our roasting day as long as it is received by the day before.

We use Royal Mail 1st class post in especially designed, letterbox friendly packaging.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


Initial collection: Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Similar coffees from

Thinking...
Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Share with your friends...
Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield
Hint: click one of the three different views
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Mutovu, Rwanda, Washed
from £8.50
From Lee @ Foundry Coffee Roasters: Get ready for amazing cranberry, cherry and rhubarb notes. This is sweet, sticky, juicy coffee with great complexity, balance and a 'tart'-ness that is super addictive. Refreshing and stimulating, however you brew it. The Mutovu washing station was established in 2012 in the Nyamasheke...
Tags: Aeropress, Africa, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Foundry Coffee Roasters, Rwanda, Washed, With milk
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Huye Mountain - Rwanda - Decaf
from £8.50
From Lee @ Foundry Coffee Roasters: It’s very rare that it happens but sometimes we get a decaf coffee to try out and we have to double check that it is actually decaf! This is one of those. It stood out on the cupping table for us as a really...
Tags: Aeropress, Africa, Cafetiere, Decaffeinated, Espresso, Filter, Foundry Coffee Roasters, Rwanda, With milk
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Rio Magdalena - Colombia - Washed
from £7.50
From Lee @ Foundry Coffee Roasters: This coffee has been sourced for us by our friends at Falcon Speciality. The coffee is grown on two separate farms by two farmers who are keen to improve the quality of the coffee that they produce. We always aim to have at least...
Tags: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Central America, Colombia, Espresso, Filter, Foundry Coffee Roasters, Washed, With milk

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.