We are so excited to offer Rwandan Coffee in Calgary. This is our latest specialty coffee, a highly-rated bean that is medium roasted to bring out hints of honey, chai, and caramel.
A sweet body and beautiful cup - we're looking forward to enjoying this outside in the mountains this spring! This is a beautiful pour over, by the way.
We conscientiously choose our beans and work with our supplier to source coffee that we can feel good about. Here's a bit of background on Rwanda Nyamasheke.
These beans are grown at higher altitude in the 'land of a thousand hills' and come from the Meuhororo washing station, managed by Mr. Celestin Rumenerangabo who started his coffee journey at the age of 17. Rwanda was ravaged by the Tutsi genocide in 1994 and it took until 1988 to re-establish his coffee business, which is now 8500 trees. Coffee is the fourth largest export for Rwanda and was a key pillar of economic recovery following the genocide.
This coffee has been bought to you by six full-tiime local employees and 120-150 part-time workers, 70% of whom are women, who receive interest-free loans to help with healthcare, education and business startup costs. Approximately 500 farmers from the surrounding area bring coffee in to be processed, hand sorted and sun-dried.
About one container of coffee is produced annually from this station and this harvest received extremely high ratings in the coffee world.