In the cup, intense brown sugar sweetness meets smooth caramel notes, and carries clear plum notes throughout.
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About Furaha Umwizey of Rwanda
Bourbon Beauty is an easy way to sum up this coffee from the Kivubelt Coffee organization, ran by Furaha Umwizye in Nyamsheke, Rwanda. Furaha's attention to detail is impeccable. this coffee is triple washed, pre sorted by soaking prior to fermentation, and is even covered by tarps in case of an unexpected sudden rainfall.
This particular lot is from the washing station known as Murundo, located in Mahembe town in the Nyamasheke district, which works with a little over 600 local producers. Furaha's attention to detail is impeccable. this coffee is triple washed, pre sorted by soaking prior to fermentation, and is even covered by tarps in case of an unexpected sudden rainfall. Kivubelt Coffee owns and operates its own dry mills as well, a huge advantage in maintaining traceability and export efficiency, which is extremely important to us here at F&H.
Our coffee expert
Licensed Q Grader, Green Coffee Importer, Cupping Judge, 15+ Years Experience
A Good Food award-winning roaster and licensed Q Grader, Michael McIntyre specializes in sourcing and quality control in green coffee and in roasting training and analysis. He spends months of the year in Ethiopia sourcing the next year's coffee offerings for importing company Catalyst Trade, which he co-founded. Back in Portland, he spends endless hours on the phone helping roasters find their coffee unicorns, consulting with clients on a wide range of coffee topics, and training coffee professionals in roasting, cupping, sourcing, and quality control. With fifteen years experience in the coffee industry, Michael is relentlessly romanced by coffee and the community it facilitates. Outside of coffee, he is a musician with a love for vintage amps and an addiction to trolling Craigslist ads for antique coffee gear.
had this to say:
"raisin; plum; honeyed; campari; syrupy"
Five & Hoek
Five & Hoek, roasting since 2011, is focused on living life in community and connecting with others (or themselves with a good book) through coffees that tell stories. Their own story starts in India, where owners Tyler and Erich fell in love with the laid back culture experienced in tea gardens (and rickshaw rides), and brought back a desire to share that experience through the avenue of coffee and community.
Five & Hoek opened their Wheaton cafe in 2014, and are expanding to put both cafe and roastery under the same roof in 2019, where they will continue to source and roast both approachable and experimental coffees. They serve delicious coffee and inspire community through local customers and producers partners as they live out their tagline, “Coffee / Connection / Community.
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