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Origin Coffee Roasting Rwanda Buf Umbuwe Coffee Beans

Origin Coffee Roasting - Rwanda Buf Café Ubumwe Washed

R 160.00

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Buf Cafe's story is as inspiring as their coffee is delicious. Despite being widowed in the Rwandan genocide of 1994, local businesswoman Epiphanie Mukashyaka decided to remain at the family coffee farm and got the local community involved in rebuilding the business. 

Since then, Buf Café has grown from supporting ~500 local farmers to buying coffee cherries from more than 7000 smallholding farmers in the greater region and has just completed construction of their fourth washing station to keep up with demand. Today, Epiphanie is an integral part of the local community: she offers work and support to thousands of local women in the coffee industry and is an inspiration to countless female entrepreneurs in Rwanda. 

This coffee comes from Ubumwe, Buf Café's newest washing station. The inclusion of a cupping lab at this washing station offers the local farming community the opportunity to be more involved in quality control of their crop. Perhaps more importantly, it gives them access to continuous and immediate feedback on the coffees they are growing. Most local farmers only have about 300 trees, and this feedback allows them to get the highest quality and the best price for their harvest.

If you are curious about coffee processing, Origin Coffee Roasting also has a natural coffee from Buf Café. Why don't you take this unique opportunity to taste a natural coffee and a washed coffee from the same producer, side by side? 

Phaedon’s tasting notes

I always look forward to tasting each year's Buf Café lots from Origin; it makes me very happy that they choose some coffees from this organisation every year. They never fail to please my taste buds.

This washed lot is no different. It's a veritable medley of fruity flavours, with a lingering, sugary finish and lots of lovely body. I enjoyed it as much in immersion brews as I did in pour-overs, though I also found that the flavours differed by brew method. Percolation seemed to yield apple & orange notes and immersion seemed to provide wonderful ripe stone fruit. Either way, my cups have all been thoroughly enjoyable.

Roaster's notes

  • Flavour: White chocolate, apricot, sugarcane finish
  • Body: Soft & smooth, cocoa butter
  • Roast: Light-Medium
  • Acidity: Soft, yellow cherry
  • Suitable for: Versatile

Coffee details

  • Washing Station: Buf Ubumwe (various collection points)
  • Owner: Epiphanie Mukashyaka
  • Varietals: 100% Red Bourbon
  • Processing:  Fully washed and sun-dried on raised African beds
  • Altitude: 1,550 to 1700 masl
  • Town/City:  Kigale
  • Region: Kamonyi District of Southern Province
  • Country: Rwanda