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Rwanda Huye Mountain Washed


Longan. Red Dates. Chrysanthemum. 

Variety Bourbon
Processing Washed
Region Huye District, Southern Rwanda
Altitude 1600-2300masl
Roast Level Medium Roast 
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Huye Mountain washing station has been made famous in recent years since it was a focal point in the documentary 'A Film About Coffee'. It is located on the slopes of Huye Mountain in the Huye District in South Rwanda and was established in 2011. It is a private washing station owned by David Rubanzangabo who is something of a philanthropist.

He cares deeply about the smallholder farmers who deliver their coffee to his station. Around 1,330 producers deliver their freshly picked coffee cherries to 26 collecting stations around the Huye community, where a truck visits daily to collect the farmers' coffee during harvest season. Each farm only produces roughly 2 bags of coffee. It is entirely bourbon, which, coupled with an altitude ranging from 1,600 to 2,300 metres above sea level, brings about lots of complexity and great flavours in the cup.

The processing is based on washing the coffee with a set up that is typical throughout East Africa. The freshly delivered coffee is inspected to ensure only good red and ripe cherries are included. Then it is put into the receiving tank where inferior floaters are removed. The denser, high quality cherries are then transported to raised beds for drying.

Initial drainage drying is under shade as the coffee could be damaged at this point if it is exposed to too much heat. Then it is taken to the drying tables in the sunshine where the beans are diligently sorted by hand, removing defects and turning it regularly. This can take between 15 to 20 days.

This espresso roast washed coffee is clean and delicate. With delicate longan notes and red date sweetness, finish with a smooth long chrysanthemum finish. Perfect to brew as long black and makes a sweet espresso. 

Brewing Recipe:

Brewing ratio 1 : 1.8
Ground coffee 18g
Espresso output 32g
Brew time 25-32 seconds
Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 16g
Total water 250ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 2-2.30 minutes
Roast Date 20th of September

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