We are extremely excited to offer this coffee, as it comes to us from a brand new washing station called Umurage, located in the Huye District in Rwanda’s Southern Province. The station is owned and run by Buf Coffee, which was founded 18 years ago by the incredible Epiphanie Mukashyaka. After the devastating loss of her husband and a child in the Rwandan genocide, Epiphanie rebuilt her life – and that of her community – by turning her focus to specialty coffee. She now runs Buf alongside her sons, Sam and Aloys.
Umurage collects coffee from 412 local farmers, who grow coffee 1,600-1,800 metres above sea level. The high altitude causes the cherries to develop slowly, resulting in a sweet, complex cup.
The water at the washing station is incredibly pure and clean (it comes from the Nyungwe Rainforest and the River Nile). This, combined with the area’s nutrient-rich soil and high rainfall, contributes to a clean, bright cup of coffee. At harvest time, the ripest cherries are picked and delivered to the washing station, where they are carefully processed using the washed method, before being laid out to dry on raised African beds. The drying process takes 10–20 days, during which time the coffee is closely sorted for defects and turned regularly to ensure it dries evenly.
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Our weekly order cycle closes every Monday 11.59pm (GMT +8). On Tuesdays, our roaster and brand partners will prepare your order. For coffee, it will be either roast to order or from their latest roast batch.
You will receive your order within a week, usually on the same week on Saturday (residential addresses) or the following week's Monday (commercial addresses).
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