Ladies of Mbilima, Rwanda

Ladies of Mbilima, Rwanda

Regular price $23

*We roast every Tuesday All orders placed before Monday 6:00pm (AEST) will be roasted and fulfilled that Tuesday. All orders placed after that will be roasted the following week.

- Rwanda
Region - 
Rushashi District, Ruli Sector
Producer/s - Women of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative
Washing Station - Mbilima
Processing - Fully-washed & sun-dried
Varietal/s - Red Bourbon
Altitude - 2000 MASL
Harvest - September 2023

Flavour Notes - Lemon myrtle, peach & black tea

Melbourne Coffee Merchants has once again brought us great coffee from a women's collective in Rwanda. We are in love with the loyalty and dedication that goes into their work at origin. This is the fourth year to be working with this cooperative. This is our deepest value, to invest in each other lives, through building relationships. Coffee is a beautiful yet simple way to increase the feeling of community well-being between everyone involved.

This special micro-lot was produced by a group of women who are members of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative. They own small farms near the Mbilima washing station, which is located in the rugged Northwest in the town of Musasa, at around 2,020 metres above sea level, making it one of Rwanda’s highest washing stations. Close to the famous Virunga (Volcanoes) National Park, this part of the world has a mineral-rich soil and lush environment that is well-suited to specialty coffee.

Espresso Recipe: 1:3 ratio
In: 20 grams dry dose
Out:  60 grams beverage weight output
Time: Contact time of 26+ seconds

Filter Recipe: 1:16.5 ratio 
In: 20 grams dry coffee
Out: 330 grams brewing water
Time: 2:45-3:00 minutes