Gasharu Washed

Gasharu Washed

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We're back with another excellent coffee from Gasharu Rwanda; the 2021 Washed. Amazingly complex, this coffee blew us away with its vibrant acidity and punchy fruit flavors. We wanted to highlight this on espresso in our stores, so we developed it just a touch more, yielding sweet pastry and smoked cherry notes that compliment the final cup immensely. We are so proud of this coffee and the people who've spent countless hours cultivating it. The work being done at Gasharu truly shines with this crop and this is only the beginning...

This lot of coffee is grown near the fertile Nyungwe National Park where frequent rainfall makes the cherries juicier and coffee flavor fruitier. Cherries for this coffee are harvested at elevations between 1700 and 2100 MASL and are then sorted and floated to ensure consistency and good density across the board. They are then dried on raised wooden platforms for 4-6 weeks and later hulled, sorted, and packed by a well-trained team of women workers. 

"The processing at the washing station is carried out by young coffee farmers and the sorting on tables by slightly older coffee farmers, mainly women, providing them with more income. 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.”

- Chris Rusatira (Co-Founder of Umuko Coffee)

Need us to pre-grind your coffee? Let us know your preferred brewing method in your order notes and we'd be happy to!  

We roast and ship on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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