Hailing from the famous coffee district Nyamasheke in Rwanda, this roast has a rich history. The coffee industry there was originally forced upon remote communities throughout the country by Belgian colonists. After a shockingly tragic genocide and subsequent rebuilding period, Rwanda’s coffee – specifically varieties grown in the Nyamasheke district – saw a massive uptick in international buyer attention. Now, the country’s coffee industry is thriving, and the beans produced make for an incredible cup.
Our Rwanda Kivubelt Murundo is grown and produced by the Kivubelt group, a collection of smallholder coffee growers and their families run by founder Furaha Umwizey. Our coffee comes specifically from Lot 10 on People’s Farm within Kivubelt, but the group itself is comprised of multiple estates with over 90,000 coffee trees, as well as two coffee washing stations (these beans were washed at the Murundo location). This allows Kivubelt to be a self-sustaining group, with growth and production all taking place within one organization.
We’ve roasted this coffee to bring out its delicious and unique flavor notes of elderflower, toffee, and key lime. With a mouthwatering finish, a pleasing tanginess, and a buttery smooth body, this roast is a perfect example of the fascinating qualities of Rwandan coffee.
Flavor Notes: Elderflower, key lime, toffee
Region: Mahembe Sector, Nyamasheke District, Western Province, Rwanda
Producer: Smallholder coffee growers on People's Farm in the Kivubelt group
Varietals: Local bourbon
Altitude: 1700-1800 masl
Processing: Fully washed, dried on raised beds
Please note: Our coffee does not contain any flavor additives or other allergens; tasting notes are drawn from the innate qualities of the bean itself.