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Rwanda Maraba Sovu

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    Rwanda Maraba Sovu
    • Country: Southern Province, Rwanda
    • Region: Huye District
    • Altitude: 1600 - 1800 MASL
    • Variety: Red Bourbon
    • Processing: Washed
    • Enjoy as Espresso or Filter
    Tasting Note: Pineapple, plum, lime and chamomile

    Rwanda Maraba Sovu is tasting very vibrant, with lots of apple, dark chocolate, high acidity yet very sweet and long clean finish. Suits all filter brewing methods and espresso. Very clean, juicy, high acidity with ripe yellow fruits sweetness.

    Roast to Order:
    • Roast: Every Wednesday
    • Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
    • Whole bean only
    Recommended Recipes:

    Espresso: 
    20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. 

    V60:
    15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio) 

    Batch Brew:
    94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)


    Background:

    This 1,200kg micro-lot was produced by smallholder coffee producers who farm in the hills surrounding Sovu washing station. The washing station is located in the Huye Sector of Huye District. Like most of the coffee that is grown in Rwanda, this lot is 100% Red Bourbon. Maraba, and specifically the Sovu washing station, has consistently been recognised for quality including numerous Cup of Excellence awards in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. This is no small accomplishment, and this year’s offering is right up there with these exceptional lots. The cooperative has recently upgraded cherry sorting equipment and a water treatment facilities at each of their washing stations. They have also constructed a warehouse, where the coffee is safely stored before being transported to Kigali for final stages of milling and preparation for export. The area around Sovu washing station has ideal growing conditions for high-quality coffee, with high elevations, good rainfall and steady, cool temperatures year-round.

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