A New Coffee Drops! Introducing Gasharu | Rwanda

A brand new coffee has dropped at Indie Coffee Roasters and this is a roast we are super excited about! This very special coffee comes from the region of Gasharu in Rwanda and is produced by a group owned by the Rusatira family. This group features over 1600 partner farmers and over 300 community employees, over 70% of whom are women. A lot of effort is made to accommodate these employees' needs to ensure that they are able to maintain their work and income, as well as care for their children. 

coffee producers sorting coffee on coffee farm in Rwanda

“As a contribution to the community, our vision is to establish a daycare facility at each coffee station working with us to allow mothers to have access to their children while working and use this facility as a primary healthcare access point to the women working at the station. Parallel to this initiative we will also start livestock projects to promote our community's social and economic resilience.”
- Jean Christophe Rusatira (Co-Founder of Umuko Coffee)

The coffee itself is grown between 1600 and 2100 MASL in a region very near the Nyungwe National Park. The higher levels of rainfall in this area make the coffee cherries juicier and the coffee itself fruitier in flavor. Once the coffee is harvested, it undergoes a natural process and is dried on raised beds for around a month. 

Tasting notes for this coffee include strawberry, macadamia, and white tea. 

man drinking coffee on coffee farm in Rwanda