We loved it so much that we bought a little extra of it to share with you.
The good folks at Mercanta Coffee Merchants invited us to their cupping lab in London to taste their current offerings and we thought it was a great opportunity to import a coffee that we hadn't had in our selection before.
Rwandan coffees are a really lovely mix of the herbal freshness of Burundian coffees and the juicy stone fruit nature of Kenyans.
We think this coffee is refreshing, vibrant and special. Only around for a short time, so grab it while its here.
Gakenke District of Northern Province
Musasa Ruli & Mblima
Valens Ntezimana& John Bosco Habimana
Musasa Dukunde Kawa Cooperative -some 2,148 smallholder farmers
Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds
1700 - 2000 masl
Mercanta Coffee Merchants
147 NOK pr kg
Light (ideal for filter brewing)
Nectarine & Dark Chocolate
We taste 80% dark chocolate and stone fruit, specifically nectarine, along with some creamy & bitter walnut.
Hazelnut & Mandarin
Creamy chocolate, thick and rich with super sweet mandarin and stone fruit.
Jasmine & peach
Peaches & cream, in the way only an Ethiopian coffee can bring you all of the peaches and cream. Jasmine flowers and intricate bitters that stimulate your senses to finish it off. We’ve immensely enjoyed coffee from the Boji wet mill in the Kochere region on multiple occasions and are thrilled to bring it back for another run.
Roasted walnut & grape
This coffee is technically a blend, but it’s not your average blend. By purchasing this coffee, you are directly supporting 15 small coffee pickers. You are supporting fair pay, legal and safe health care, and pension payments.
Lingonberry & Cream
It’s as though a human-sized raspberry is running full speed ahead at you, into your mouth - you’re a little freaked out by it, but then it gives you a massive sweet juicy hug and all is well with the world. So sugar cane sweet, bold and bright. Uniquely fresh crop Kenyan in the very best way.
Earl Grey & Rosehip
Sold out. It’s calm with a lovely lightly bitter black tea aftertaste, has a grounded structure, and it doesn’t have that super typical natural funkiness (though definitely still a natural). There's fruit as you'd expect: papaya and lime. We're happy to share this easy drinking coffee as we roll into summertime.