Rwanda Nyamasheke Kamina

Royal Coffee

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Green Coffee

Royal Coffee

Coffee from the Kamina washing station has won numerous Cup of Excellence awards and this coffee is a great example of their work. It's bright, sweet, exceptionally balanced and refreshing. Look for notes of pear,...
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Coffee from the Kamina washing station has won numerous Cup of Excellence awards and this coffee is a great example of their work. It's bright, sweet, exceptionally balanced and refreshing. Look for notes of pear, honeydew, lime and a touch of jasmine.

Arrival Date: April 22nd, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Bright, fairly sweet

Balance & Finish: Exceptional balance with a refreshing finish

Body & Texture: Mid to Full body with a silky texture

Flavors: Pear, honeydew, lime and a touch of jasmine

Grade: A, grown at 1800 masl

Processing: Fully Washed, dried on raised beds

Grower: Smallholder farmers organized around the Kamina Coffee Washing Station

Region: Nyamasheke District, Western Province

Varieties: Local Bourbon varieties

Roasting: We like this coffee in the City to Full City range (mid first crack to just before 2nd crack). If you want to squeeze out more body, go right up to just before 2nd crack. For more acidity and fruit, pull your roast during 1st crack.

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: "The Nyamasheke district in Rwanda is gifted in terroir. Lake Kivu nearby is part of the East African Rift whose consistent drift creates volcanic seepage from the lake’s bottom and enriches the surrounding soils. Coffees from this region are often jammier and heavier than in the rest of the country. Kamina Coffee Washing Station is in central Nyamasheke at 1800 meters, about as high as processing occurs anywhere in Rwanda. Coffee is hand-picked by local farmers and brought to the station daily for inspection. Once accepted, depulped, and sorted, Kamina’s processing team dry-ferments the coffee, and then washes it thoroughly in a long sorting channel flushed with running water, which doubles as a final density sorting technique. Kamina’s coffee has won numerous awards in Rwanda’s Cup of Excellence competition; with its natural endowments, experience, rigorous processing standards, and exuberantly sweet coffee, this is really no surprise. Kamina is one of Rwanda’s oldest washing stations, originally founded in 2003. 2 decades may seem like nothing compared to other regions, but centralized infrastructure for fully washing coffees is that new to Rwanda." - Royal Coffee

We've been increasingly impressed with how quickly Rwandan coffee has leapt onto the specialty coffee scene. The dramatic jump in quality has raised the bar across all African coffees and is even giving the best Ethiopian coffees a run for their money! Don't forget the regional name Nyamasheke because it keeps popping up again and again and it's making a run at being the "Yirgacheffe" of Rwanda. We'll be watching the region closely as the coffees from there continue to be impressive! This offering from the award winning Kamina washing station is a prime example. It's an herbaceous fragrance and aroma with a floral background. The cup has bright, crisp acidity with a medium to full body (depending on your roast) and a refreshing finish. The flavors are exceptionally well balanced and sweet with notes of pear, honeydew, lime and a hint of jasmine.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.