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Legado Rwanda Huye Mountain Coffee Beans

Legado - Rwanda Huye Mountain

R 85

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When we blind-cupped Legado's new summer releases we were excited to find lots of delicious coffees to share with our customers, but this is the one that probably wowed us the most. Bursting with delicious, complex and varied fruit flavours, this is really a wonderful Rwandan coffee to experience.

To our palates, we find both apple & orange flavours in this coffee, with one or the other emphasised depending on the brew method. It's sweet, yet subtly tart and also reveals hints of other fruit like green melon, lemon & lime. We've really enjoyed this coffee every way we've tried it, with excellent results in a french press, pour-over & Aeropress.

Roaster's notes

  • Tasting notes: Orange, Syrupy, Raisin
  • Roast: Light to medium
  • Brewing Method Suggestions: Versatile, but awesome in an Aeropress

Huye Mountain washing station was established in 2011 by David Rubanzangabo who grew up in the nearby village. He is a man dedicated to smallholder farming in Rwanda who foresaw the potential of the specialty trade and set about to create a station focused on quality throughout the supply chain. He therefore approached local smallholder farmers and organised them around the washing station. Now, all income and profits contribute towards food security for the local community along with primary education and livestock.

There are now around 1330 smallholders who deliver cherry to Huye and the washing station has succeeded in the Cup of Excellence competitions in recent years taking 2nd place in 2012 and 6th and 11th in 2013. This fantastic quality has brought about dramatic price increases for local farmers and David awards members whose coffees carry the highest cupping scores with the prize of a cow or goat. A cow has a huge impact on the life of a smallholder, providing milk for around 6 years and a constant supply of organic fertiliser.

Coffee details

  • Producer: Huye Mountain Washing Station – David Rubanzangabo
  • Farm: Various smallhold farmers
  • Varietal: Red Bourbon
  • Processing Method: Washed
  • Region: Huye District, Southern Rwanda
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Elevation: 1,600 - 2,300m