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Rwanda Gasharu Estate Arabica Roasted Coffee

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Location/Origin  Rwanda
Altitude 1800m to 2110m
Variety Bourbon
Preparation Anerobic Fermentation
Harvest March-July
Owner / Farm Nyamasheke district, Western Province
SCA Cup score and notes 88 Complex, dark chocolate, floral, fruity, honey, winey.  100% Arabica coffee Medium Roast.


Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family. Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills –or washing stations as they are known locally. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July with shipments starting in late May early June.

About Impano
Most communities across the world have benefited from the natural resources around them to create generational wealth. However, despite being the community that produces more coffee in Rwanda, the Nyamasheke District still ranks amongst the poorest and most affected by malnutrition nationwide. Impano (Gift) experimental coffee carries the idea that coffee is a gift that can transform our community. 

This anaerobic coffee is carefully fermented for about 100 hours to ensure a taste that makes it worth a gift for a coffee lover. It suits diverse preferences with a memorable flavour. We hope that a cup of this coffee can evoke the power to connect coffee lovers and our producers’ community, transforming the drinking experience and the growers' lives. 
“Coffee for our community is more than just beans. For a long time, coffee has been a reason for people to spend time together, for a family to go out and meet up with others after selling their coffee because they have some money to afford a drink and food at a restaurant. Particularly the famous “Igisafuriya” or “brochettes”. These are all values that people who are not from the community would not necessarily understand or would not care about. Having grown up with many farmers in the community, my family values what coffee means to the quality of life of the community and to the social cohesion that is essential for any society.”

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Love this both as filter and espresso

I'm not sure if others who didn't like this didn't quite understand that this is Gasharu's experimental process with 100 hours of anaerobic fermentation. That funky flavour is front and centre. I personally love it. And for the quality this is a great price. The Lattes with this are amazing, a truly different experience. As long as I explained it to people, so they weren't worried something was wrong, people loved it. It went down particularly well with people who were really into beer. Since the fermented flavours are something they particularly liked. They commented that it opened their eyes to coffee having more interesting and complex flavours rather than 'just tasting like coffee'. Loved it and I definitely will get more.

I have another roaster's roast of this, and I understand why people might ask for a lighter roast. But having both side by side, there's a sourness that's not due to the process, I can't get rid of in the lighter roasted version of this bean. So I think the slightly darker roast that White Rose has one on this is spot on.

Ed B
Not a familiar Rwandan flavour

This is not like any other Rwandan coffee I have ever had, the smell is really strange when you open the bag (my wife even said slightly unpleasant) and slightly better when ground. Not sure if I got a bad batch but I'm gonna grind it and put it in the garden flowerbed as I didn't enjoy it. Sorry!

Emily Clarke
Beautifully Fresh Flavour

One of my fav beans for the bright fruity flavour.

Mark Turner

I find this unusual.
There is a red fruit nose and taste at the fore (similar to strawberry sauce) but after a while it is cloying. My wife describes it as a sour smell/taste.
I like it at first but there is just too much of it. It takes away from the chocolate notes.


The best coffee roasters I’ve found, and it’s near enough to pickup from site 👌🏻