The Big Squeeze

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Single Origin Coffee – Gashura WS, Rwanda

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Description

The Big Squeeze is the juiciest coffee you’ll have. The cup explodes with distinct notes of grape – but more like preserves and jam, less like wine – with hints of apricot and honey sweetness. This is the kind of coffee that Springtime dreams are made of. Perfect for your chilly April morning when you want to sip a hot cup on your porch, but just as great when the tangy, fruity notes are poured over ice.

The Technicalities

  • Region – Gasharu Washing Station, Macuba, Nyamasheke, Western Province, Rwanda
  • Processing Method – Natural
  • Flavor NotesGrape, Apricot & Honey
  • Variety – Bourbon

Extra Info Directly From Gasharu Coffee Co

  • The goal of our family business is to make Gasharu Coffee Co. a model farmer-owned coffee business bringing the highest quality coffee from farms to cups directly while connecting coffee farmers to consumers. We promote high quality coffee and good living standards of coffee farmers in our community particularly those working with Gasharu Coffee
  • Celestin Rumenerangabo started his experimental coffee plantation and business in 1976 at the age of 17
  • Gasharu Coffee Co. has developed a coffee culture and tradition over the last 30 years and established strong relationships with coffee farmers’ families
  • Celestin planted his first 380 trees at age 17. He has since expanded his farm and plantations to 8,500 trees
  • Due to the Tutsi Genocide in 1994, the coffee business could not be re-established until 1998
  • Gasharu Coffee Washing Station is near Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe National Park
  • Gasharu washing station is located on the Rwanda Congo Nile Mountain Chain
  • Most of the local community survives on agricultue – beans, cassava and banana
  • Jean Christophe Rusatira is the son. He has lived in Baltimore for two years and works in public health at Johns Hopkins – focuses on work in seven sub-Saharan African counties
  • Seasons don’t change in region which helps with coffee consistency
  • Family provides up front payments to farmers for health insurance and school fees with no interest fees with expectation of coffee to be delivered later
  • Plans on investing in new processing techniques like naturals for future harvests
  • Gasharu Coffee Co. employs 6 full time locals and 120-150 part-time workers during peak harvest
  • 70% of employees are women

NOTE: Since we are a small batch single origin roaster, we roast weekly for consumer orders.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Weight

12oz, 5lb

Grind

Coffee Maker/Auto Drip, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over/Chemex, Whole Bean

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