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Rwanda – Lake Kivu – RFA – Green

In Stock: 92 Lbs
Rwanda
Karongi District, Western Province
Various smallfolder farmers
Bourbon
1780-1900 masl
Washed
Tart and delicate with perfumed floral, grapefruit and praline flavors.
84
Medium/Dark (Full City Roast)

Taste:  This bean is full-bodied, floral, with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish more similar to a Colombian than other African beans.  This excellent offering  is worth a try, and you will not be disappointed.

Roast:  We love this bean at a Medium/Dark (Full City Roast – but just before 2nd crack), but you won’t be disappointed at a lighter roast.

About: As most African coffee-producing countries (with the exception of Ethiopia), Rwanda was planted in coffee by colonial interests from Europe in order to supply the booming market back on their home continent. High-yield, low-cost varieties were introduced in the 1930s and made compulsory to farmers by Belgian colonials, offering little in the way of quality incentive or development: Coffee was intended to be a cheap commodity available in abundance, and the colonial government held strict mandates over exports in addition to imposing very high taxes on growers, practically enslaving them to the industry. Roughly 75 percent of the land mass of Rwanda is used for agriculture, and more than 35 percent of its population are subsistence farmers, many of whom rely on coffee for at least a portion of their income.

While coffee became the staple agricultural export by the 1990s (despite very low market prices), its production, along with the national economy in general, was devastated by the genocide in 1994. Nearly 1 million people were killed in the national tragedy, which stalled development and slowed progress for nearly a decade. Targeted programs initiated by the government in the early 2000s encouraged Rwandans to use specialty coffee as one of the means to recover and to create a new niche agricultural market. The erection of the first washing station with USAID support in 2004, and the country was the first to host a Cup of Excellence auction, bringing international recognition to the “Land of a Thousand Hills” as a potential producer of exceptional quality.

Today, this tiny country (roughly the size of Maryland) contributes less than 0.2 percent of the global coffee supply, but its reputation for special quality and unique characteristics—not to mention the incredible story of its development as a specialty-coffee origin since the genocide—have earned Rwanda a significant place at the table among African origins.

The Washed process in Rwanda includes a unique soaking step, not unlike that often found in Kenya. The cherries are delivered to central processing units the day they are harvested, where they will be depulped and fermented in open-air tanks made of concrete or cement for 12–18 hours. After fermentation, the coffees are soaked in water for 24 hours, after which they will have their mucilage removed and be spread on raised beds to dry.

*RFA – Rain Forest Alliace certified


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Brazil “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.63 / 1 Lb $8.39 / 5 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $41.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $204.75

Brazil – Peaberry – Natural – Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $1.99 / 1 Lb $6.59 / 5 Lbs ($6.49/lb) $32.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $159.75

Brazil Serra Negra – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $1.99 / 1 Lb $6.59 / 5 Lbs ($6.49/lb) $32.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $159.75

Brazil Serra Negra – SWP Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.14 / 1 Lb $7.29 / 5 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $35.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $177.25

Breakfast Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Burundi – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.69 / 1 Lb $7.09 / 5 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $34.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $172.25

Campfire Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Colombia – Microlot – Land of Diversity Competiotion – Elpidio Arboleda Tabares – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $13.48 / 1 Lb $29.99 / 5 Lbs ($29.89/lb) $149.45

Colombia – Microlot – Land of Diversity Competiotion – Yolanda Marlene Garzon Lopez – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $10.68 / 1 Lb $24.99 / 5 Lbs ($24.89/lb) $124.45

Colombia Excelso “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Colombia Excelso – Gran Galope – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $7.49 / 5 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $36.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $182.25

Colombia Huila – EA Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.25 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Colombia Supremo – Antioquia – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.69 / 5 Lbs ($7.59/lb) $37.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.49/lb) $187.25

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Pacamara – Yellow Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Costa Rica – Microlot – Jhonnathan Camacho – Finca Llano Bonito – Yellow Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.98 / 1 Lb $10.99 / 5 Lbs ($10.89/lb) $54.45 / 25 Lbs ($10.79/lb) $269.75

Costa Rica – Organic – Las Lajas Micromill – Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.58 / 1 Lb $10.29 / 5 Lbs ($10.19/lb) $50.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.09/lb) $252.25

Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Costa Rica Cerro San Luis Micromill – La Alquimia – Villa Sarchi – White Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.80 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Costa Rica La Magnolia – SWP Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.96 / 1 Lb $7.59 / 5 Lbs ($7.49/lb) $37.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $184.75

Costa Rica Las Lajas Micromill- Finca Sabana Redonda – Perla Negra – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.29 / 1 Lb $13.99 / 5 Lbs ($13.89/lb) $69.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.79/lb) $344.75

Decaf Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


4 Lbs (Reg. $29.26) $27.80

Ecuador – Maputo – Hakuna Matata – Caturra – Carbonic Maceration – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.60 / 1 Lb $14.29 / 5 Lbs ($14.19/lb) $70.95 / 25 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $352.25

El Salvador – Carlos Lemus – Finca La Victoria – Pacamara – Natural – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

El Salvador – Santa Emilia Estate – RFA – “Cup of Excellence” – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.60 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Espresso – Dark Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs (7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $197.25

Espresso – Light Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Espresso – Medium Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $194.75

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.89 / 5 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Guatemala Atitlan – Nahuala Cooperative – “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.65 / 1 Lb $7.39 / 5 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $36.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $179.75

Guatemala Huehuetenango – Finca Villaure – Green – Coming Soon!


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.72 / 1 Lb $7.29 / 5 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $35.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $177.25

Guatemala Huehuetenango – Waykan – Green – October Blowout Special – SOLD OUT!


1 Lb (Limit 10 Lbs please) $4.99 / 5 Lbs (Limit 10 Lbs please) $24.95

Guatemala Quetzal Huehuetenango – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.59 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Guatemala Quetzaltenango – Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.39 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Harvest Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Hawaiian Kona Prime – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $18.99 / 1 Lb $42.99 / 5 Lbs ($42.89/lb) $214.45

Honduras Marcala – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.19 / 1 Lb $7.59 / 5 lbs ($7.49/lb) $37.45 / 25 lbs ($7.39/lb) $184.75

International Exotic Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $44.15) $41.94

Jamaica Blue Mountain – Fair Trade – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $15.99 / 1 Lb $32.99 / 5 Lbs ($32.89/lb) $164.45

Java Estate – Blue Batavia – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.62 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lb ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Kenya AA Plus – Green


1 Lb $10.79 / 5 Lbs ($10.69/lb) $53.45 / 25 Lbs ($10.59/lb) $264.75 / Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79

Kenya Peaberry Plus – Mt. Elgon – Kikai – FCS – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.25 / 1 Lb $9.39 / 5 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $46.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $229.75

Kona Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.59 / 1 Lb $11.99 / 5 Lbs ($11.89/lb) $59.45 / 25 Lbs ($11.79/lb) $294.75

La Minita Tarrazu de Costa Rica – RFA – Green – Coming Soon!


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.29 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Mexican Chiapas – Jade – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Mexican Chiapas – Sierra Azul – “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Mexican Chiapas – Triunfo Verde – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Mexico – ACES – Marco Cadena – Finca La Estancia – Guerrero – Anaerobic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $6.39 / 1 Lb $16.29 / 5 Lbs ($16.19/lb) $80.95

Mocha Java Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.50 / 1 Lb $14.19 / 5 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $70.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.99/lb) $349.75

Nicaragua Segovia – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.59 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Organic Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $37.95) $36.05

Panama Boquete SHB Floreal – Green – Monthly Special – 20% Off


Sample (1/4 lb) (Sale $2.87) Reg. $3.59 / 1 Lb (Sale $6.63/lb) Reg. $8.29 / 5 Lbs (Sale $6.55/lb - $32.76) Reg. $40.95 / 25 Lbs (Sale $6.47/lb - $161.80) Reg. $202.25

Papua New Guinea – Kaumbaro – Goroka – PSC A/X – Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Peru “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.60 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Rwanda – Lake Kivu – RFA – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Sulawesi – Double Picked Kalossi – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Sumatra – KVW Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Sumatra Aceh – Harimau Tiger – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.62 / 1 Lb $7.59 / 5 Lbs ($7.49/lb) $37.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $184.75

Sumatra Ipak Bensu “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $7.49 / 5 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $36.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $182.25

Sumatra Mandheling – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.69 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Tanzania Peaberry – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.74 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Thailand – Phu Tub Berk – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.24 / 1 Lb $6.49 / 5 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $31.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.29/lb) $157.25

Uganda Gorilla Summit Coffee – Bwindi – SL28 – Natural – Microlot – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Women Owned Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


5 lbs (Reg. $38.15) $36.24

Yemen Haraaz Peaberry – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $6.99 / 1 Lb $18.99 / 5 lbs ($18.89/lb) $94.45 / 25 lbs ($18.79/lb) $469.75

Yemen Haraaz Red – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $14.48 / 1 Lb $33.99 / 5 lbs ($33.89/lb) $169.45

Yemen Mocha Haraaz AA+ – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.76 / 1 Lb $16.79 / 5 lbs ($16.69/lb) $83.45 / 25 lbs ($16.59/lb) $414.75

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