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)
Plum & Almonds
Having spent some time living in Andean Ecuador, only a few hundred kilometers south from where finca Los Idolos is located in Nariño, Colombia in the south western corner of Colombia, I am reminded of the immense variety of geography, climates, ecosystems, and subsequent biodiversity of this area of the world. This coffee from Edgar Meneses at Finca Los Idolos has a plum-like acidity, gentle sweetness, and is well balanced by an almond and creamy yet clear and clean body.
Earl Grey & Rosehip
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.
Honey & Rose
Sold out. That feeling when it’s still a little brisk outside, and you can’t help but sit in the bright sunshine, letting it warm you after the long dark winter. That is what this coffee is — it’s highly anticipated springtime, finally right around the corner. This cup contains honey sticky sweetness and rose; it’s balanced with a hint of refreshing bitters.
Everyone has their favorite. Be it Kvik Lunsj, Firkløver, or Helnøtt, we all have that one particular Norwegian chocolate bar that we gravitate towards. This tasty coffee from Finca Los Pirineos in El Salvador is those of you who can’t get enough Fruktnøtt in your life.
Orange & Almonds
A bright Colombian; this is a classic coffee from Hugo Guarnizo in the Tarqui department of Colombia. It was harvested during the secondary smaller harvest that occurs in Colombia; this is known colloquially as the mitaka.
Star Anise & Dark Syrup
Sold out. Another stunning coffee from the Caballero Collective in Honduras. This coffee has the best of both worlds, with a lot of brightness and a lovely, full, syrupy body.