Friendship and Stability at the Core.

Region: Rulindo District, Rwanda

Farm: Tumba Washing Station

Producer: Venuste Mugraniza

Process: Washed

Variety: Jackson Bourbon

Tasting Notes: Red licorice, dried cherry, elegant black tea, and subtle cocoa. scored this a 93 in 2018!

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Tumba sits at the head of a long valley surrounded by lush fields of tea tucked into the vale and patchwork crops, including coffee, rising up the sides of the mountains. I stayed at a nearby tea plantation with rooms to rent last year, and watching the cool fog rolling in each afternoon, and out each morning, it became even more clear how the quality is so high here. Venuste employs a strategy of rewarding quality and investing in people to continually motivate and enable sustainability in the growers he works with. As a former school teacher, his roots run deep in the community of Tumba, and the dedication he has towards his neighbors and friends is evident in this cup quality.

Tumba’s “double washed” process highlights some of the brightest and juiciest flavors we’ve tasted from a Rwandan coffee. Red licorice and dried cherry are complemented with elegant black tea and subtle cocoa notes.

V60 Brew Recommendations:

Dose: 20g

Ratio: 1:17

Grind: Slightly Finer

Bloom: 1:2 for 30s

Total Brew: 3:05

TDS: 1.4

Extraction: 20.8%

We recommend a continuous pour for a more tealike and juicy profile.

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