Black Tea, Caramel, Orange
North of Kibuye, Rwanda
Rwanda – Bwishaza, Washed Coffee
Bwishaza co-operative is located north of Kibuye close to lake Kivu.
They produce a range of different coffees specifically for us including the amazing Thick Natural. The main processing style used at Bwishaza is a double washed method. Coffee is delivered daily during the harvest period (February to June) by small hold farmers. Usually they deliver anything between 10 and 100kg depending on the size of their farm.
After delivery coffee is flotated in water. Defects tend to float and the good quality cherry will sink. After flotation coffee is pulped to remove the fruit and then fermented dry in tanks for about 12 hrs.
After fermentation the coffee is washed in grading channels once again using water to seperate density with the best quality coffee sinking to the bottom in the channels of water. After washing the coffee is soaked a second time in clean water for about 10 hrs.
Drying takes place in two stages. The first stage is done under cover to allow hand sorting to take place and gentle drying to avoid parchement cracking. After 48hrs of shade drying the coffee is moved to raised table to dry in the sun until reaching 12% moisture.
First time trying and I’m very happy with the coffee and the service!
Have tried new variations on our coffee order, having ground beans rather than whole. The tasting notes are very accurate. As always the processing of our order was perfect. Thank you
Smooth checkout, quick delivery, outstanding coffee!
It's absolutely gorgeous, I look forward to it every morning!