The coffee beans you brew are actually the processed and roasted seeds from a fruit, which is called a coffee cherry. Even though the coffee beans are seeds, they are referred to as "beans" because of their resemblance to true beans. Coffee trees can grow to more than 9 meters and live up to 100 years!!
These coffee beans are sourced from the Bwishaza cooperative in Rwanda. The beans are processed using a washed double soaked method. Ripe cherry is hand harvested and delivered to the washing station and flotation in tanks is used as the first step to remove any defects. Coffee cherry is then pulped and fermented for 12-16 hrs before being graded in grading channels. The coffee is then soaked a second time for 10-12 hrs before it is dried on raised beds.
This particular coffee is a relationship coffee, which means that the roasters and farmers work together to establish a long-term trading partnership, where the farmers receive a fair price that is not vulnerable to commodity market fluctuations.
By buying this coffee you are also supporting the One Tree Planted Project - for every kilo sold of these coffee beans, one tree will be planted in the Rwandan forest.
Now what does it taste like? Well, this has an intense flavour including blood orange, caramel and black tea. Why not try some yourself?!
Using these Coffee Beans
The roasters recommend a brew ration of 1:2.2 for an espresso, so grind 18g of these beans, and let it run through the espresso machine until you have 40g / 40ml coffee.
Then sit back, enjoy and think about how you are helping grow the Rwandan forest again...
Rwandan Bwishaza Relationship Coffee Beans
Ingredients: Coffee beans
For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination.
Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.
Store in an air tight container in a dark, cool, dry place. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.
To keep the great flavour, use within 1 month. The coffee will keep for up to 6 months but the flavour won't be as good. See best before date.