Rwanda has always had a special place in Origin's heart at their roastery. Coffees produced in the country are incredibly interesting and unique, offering a massive diversity that results in so many delicious crops.
High altitude and nutrient rich, volcanic soil are ingredients for exceptional coffee and this natural process Buganza is just that. The Buganza washing station works with 799 smallholder farmers, who deliver ripe coffee cherries that are separated into quality lots before and after processing. Once sorted, the coffee is floated in fresh water before being sorted again, with the dense, high quality cherries removed for drying. This process takes place on flat tables with a close-knit wire mesh and shade nets to protect the cherries from the intense midday heat of the sun. This retains the high quality and sugar content of the mucilage surrounding the bean.
With a huge amount of sweetness and distinct tropical flavour, Buganza is an incredible cup. With intense flavours of passion fruit, pineapple and ripe strawberry, offering a rich sweetness to ground its complex acidity.
- Producer: Buganza Washing Station & 799 Smallholders
- Method: Natural
- Region: Eastern Province, Gatsibo District
- Varietal: Red Bourbon
- Elevation: 1,526 masl
- Tasting Notes: Passionfruit, pineapple and strawberry.