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Origin Coffee Roasting Rwanda Musasa Mbilima

Origin Coffee Roasting - Rwanda Musasa Mbilima

R 160.00

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As one of the first washing stations in Rwanda to switch their focus from quantity to quality, The Musasa Dukunde Kawa cooperative has played an integral role in transforming the coffee industry in the country. Situated in the rugged mountains in the Northwest of Rwanda, this cooperative consists of 3 washing stations and over 2100 members (As of 2015). Today, the Musasa cooperative produces some of the most outstanding specialty coffee lots to come out of Rwanda. 

This particular coffee from comes from the Mbilima washing station of the Musasa cooperative. This specific washing station has shown incredible attention to detail and has delivered consistently impressive coffees. Cherries are all hand picked when ripe, sorted, fermented for 12 hours and then sorted again. They are then dried on raised Africa beds for about 14 days (until they reach ~11% moisture). In between every step and during the processing the beans are sorted to remove any potentially defective beans.

One of our favourite coffees from Bean There is from Musasa, and we can’t wait to see what Origin has delivered from this fantastic cooperative.

Phaedon’s tasting notes

Rwandan coffees from Origin fill me with nostalgia, particularly the Musasas. I have many a fond memory of cupping and enjoying them at Origin HQ. Origin has always had a knack for finding and roasting some of the best. It's always great when that time of year arrives that they come back!

This Musasa certainly hasn't let me down. It is incredibly juicy, full-bodied and quite bright. It has lots of sugary sweetness, and some wonderful stone fruit acidity. It's also somewhat mercurial. I felt like I was drinking a different, albeit equally lovely, coffee in each of my favourite brews. The top were undoubtedly the V60, my trust Hario siphon & my Bodum French press.

Roaster's notes

  • Flavour: Caramel, ripe red plum
  • Body: Sugar syrup, round, elegant
  • Roast: Medium
  • Acidity: Complex. Well-balanced
  • Suitable for: Versatile

Coffee details

  • Cooperative: Musasa Dukunde Kawa
  • Washing Station: Mbilima Washing station
  • Varieties: 100% Red Bourbon
  • Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on African beds
  • Altitude: 1900-2200 masl
  • Town/City: Rubyiniro (Dancing Place) Center
  • Region: Coko sector, Gakenke District, Northern Province
  • Country: Rwanda