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Captain's Gold top 3! Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu, the Ngoma washing station experiments regularly with different coffee processing methods. We went with their natural offering and were blown away. It's incredibly sweet with notes of strawberry jam, fig, milk chocolate and just a touch of clove.
Arrival Date: April 22nd, 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Mild acidity, very sweet and juicy
Balance & Finish: Fairly complex with a lingering finish
Body & Texture: Full body with a silky texture
Flavors: Strawberry jam, fig, milk chocolate and a touch of clove
Grade: Screen 13/14, grown at 1500-1850 masl
Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried
Grower: 1006 farmers organized around Ngoma Coffee Washing Station
Region: Ngoma Village, 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. Ngoma Coffee Washing Station is located in the southern part of Nyamasheke district, in a striking location right on the shore of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu itself 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. Ngoma Washing Station is owned and operated by Baho Coffee Company, a small community-focused processing and exporting group that currently operates 6 washing stations in 6 different districts in Rwanda, and is currently constructing 2 more. In addition to fully washed lots, Baho produces excellent quality naturals and experiments annually with honey processing and anaerobic fermentation styles. Participating farmers delivering cherry to Baho’s washing stations can count on annual payment premiums as well as farm-level support, including annual coffee seedlings, health insurance, fertilizer, and harvest loans." - 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 is incredibly sweet and juicy with mild acidity and a full, creamy body. We noted strawberry jam, fig, milk chocolate and a touch of clove.
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