REGION: Western Nyamshake
VARIETAL: Red Bourbon
TASTE NOTES: Caramel - Apricot - Floral
Brought over to the UK by one of Triple Co Roast's favourite importing partners, Omwani Coffee.
Rwamatamu coffee farm and washing station sits atop rich volcanic soil, at 1600 to 2000 meters above sea level, within the Western province of Rwanda. The estate is located near the picturesque rolling hills that flank Lake Kivu, in a region that provides a tropical highland climate with an average temperature of 14 to 24 degrees celsius, along with regular rainfall. This makes the Arabica trees flourish, producing a dense, hard bean come harvesting season, which runs from January through to March.
As a family run business, Rwamatamu strives to bring a positive social and economic impact to the Western Province, something which is achieved by committing to the regular purchase of beans from local cooperatives and small holders. They also take care to invest in the growth of employees, 80% of whom are women.
We had the pleasure of hosting Luke & Bernice from Rwamatamu at the roastery in February. Their passion for quality, sustainability & innovation shone through and we couldn't wait to get their coffee in to share with you guys!