Notes: Nectarine, Honey, Lemon
Region: Lake Kivu
Altitude: 1,600-2,100 masl
Process: 50/50 Natural & Washed
Species: 100% Arabica
A reverberation, or reverb for short, is the continuation of a sound after its initially produced. After the sound is released, it does not disappear but rather reflects, until it eventually dissipates, leaving a lingering impression on the listener. With this coffee, we explore the reverberation of two processing methods from the same farm--a washed process and a natural process. Natural processed coffees tend to have strong, fruity flavors because the coffee is dried within its cherry and preserves more of the notes of the pulp. Washed coffees tend to have a more crisp and clean cup, muting the intense fruit notes a bit. Our Rwanda Reverb offers the best of both of these flavors and leaves an indelible impression that you won't be able to shake.
We are proud to source both of these coffees from Umuko Coffee. Umuko's vision is to establish a daycare facility at each partnering coffee station to allow mothers to have access to their children while working. They also are planning livestock projects to promote the community's social and economic resilience.
This particular A1 Grade coffee comes from the Gasharu washing station, located on the shores of Lake Kivu and a stone’s throw from Nyungwe National Park which is one of the largest and most preserved montane rainforests in Central Africa, home to huge biodiversity and an estimated 25% of Africa’s primates.