Know where your coffee comes from
We always buy our Rwandan coffee from our friend Abdoul. In 2016 we’ve got an email from Abdoul’s nephew in the Netherlands, that his nephew had amazing coffee in Rwanda. We answered him kindly that we work directly with coffee producers and not via via, but if his nephew was able to send us samples, we were happy to try them. So without any expectations, we sample roasted and cupped the samples after they arrived. To our surprise, they were amazing, so we emailed his nephew to ask if we could visit Abdoul next time when we were in Rwanda.
To our even bigger surprise, Abdoul decided to come to us, and he took a plane to Belgium and came to introduce himself (out of the blue!) to us. We were very surprised because we hadn’t even talked about buying coffee from him yet. After explaining that we first wanted to see the practices in real life, we arranged that Tom would visit him a few months later. His trip to Congo and Rwanda was already planned, so it was the perfect timing.
And so Tom visited Abdoul in Rwanda and now, years later, we still buy coffee from the producers every year. Like in most countries, Abdoul is the one owning the washing station and he works with a few producers that bring their cherries to this specific station. At the time Abdoul was selling the coffee to a trader and was trying to survive, but because of the low coffee prices, he couldn’t pay the debts of the investments for the washing station. That is why he went looking for roasters who wanted to buy directly from him and so he found us!
The two most important coffee regions for Rwanda are Gisenyi close to Lake Kivu and the Huye District in the Southern province. Abdoul’s coffee comes from the Huye District, the biggest city in the district is Butare.
Place: Huye (Butare)
Altitude: +/- 1900m
How it’s roasted
This coffee is roasted for filter. Taste notes are liquorice, black cherries, spices.
This bag contains 250 grams of coffee roasted with passion.
All coffee bags are 100% recyclable, so please recycle with PMD/PMC (plastics).