The coffee story

Name: Gasharu CWS
Location: Macuba Sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province
Foundation year: 2014
Manager: Valentin Kimenyi
Number of farmers: 1650
Production: Up to 8 containers
Processing methods:  Natural, Washed, Honey and Anaerobic experiments
Altitude of the farms: 1600 - 2100 masl
Altitude of the CWS: 1670 masl
Average yearly rainfall: 1300-1400 mm
Soil: Acidic Soil
Projects: Support farmers in organizing as cooperatives and train them in governance and finances so that they can have savings for the future
Cup profile: Dark chocolate, cacao, banana, ripe red fruits, floral, honey. High sweetness, medium acidity and lingering aftertaste

We work relentlessly to create the best coffees for our customers


About Intego
Intego (Resolution) experimental coffee is the result of our curiosity to explore new methods of fermenting naturals to attain the best flavours and tastes. The final recipe of this coffee was selected after a series of trials in which we slowly refined the process that finally resulted in this flavour profile. We named it “Resolution” to celebrate our team's dedication and effort.

This coffee is beyond a simple cup of coffee because of the intentionally created fermentation medium that gives it a strong body and clear taste which we believe will provide a unique and memorable experience to coffee lovers. 

In addition to the unique taste, Intego (Resolution) coffee demonstrates our willingness to enter the European coffee market with the most genuine quality coffee and our culture of establishing “coffee harvest resolutions” to continue improving quality through innovative processing methods and promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

“Throughout the year, Gasharu Coffee holds small group meetings with coffee farmers to catch up on life, discuss the challenges in coffee farming and advise on the opportunities. Although my father Celestin is not an agronomist, he has always received calls from coffee farmers to advise on farming and processing because of his experience in farming, Now I, Valentin (one of his nine sons)  have both the farming experience and academic training as an agronomist. I provide more scientific-based farming and harvesting guidance whenever needed. The processing at the washing station is carried out by young coffee farmers and the sorting on tables by slightly older coffee farmers, mainly women, providing them with more income. ”

The process

Once cherries are delivered, the workers at the washing station sort and float them in a tank to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. Then they are put in another tank where they undergo a 60-hours anaerobic fermentation period after which they dry on raised African beds for about 25 to 30 days.
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Resolution - Intego Experimental Micro-lot - Gasharu CWS - Nyamasheke - Western Province

  • $9.25 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Rwanda
Variety
Bourbon
Process type
Anaerobic fermentation
Altitude range
1800m - 2110m
Harvest period
February, 2021 - July, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
87.5 points
Available quantity
40 X 60 kg bags
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments available
  • Doorstep delivery available
    We can arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Gasharu Coffee
  • Rwanda
  • Washing station
  • 73 sales on Algrano
  • 3 Average orders per roaster
  • 36 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

"I drank so much coffee, good and bad, in the 18 years working in the industry, and I can legit say the coffee from Gasharu is the best Rwandan I have ever tasted. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next crop."

Daniel Horbat, Sumo Coffee Roasters
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Young producer, innovative, driven by quality

The story of Gasharu Coffee goes back to 1976 when 17 years-old Celestin Rumenerangabo, my father, planted his first coffee trees in Nyamasheke. A farmer and buyer of cherries, he grew the business to what it is today. We now have 2 washing stations, Gasharu and Muhororo, and can export beans from nearly 1650 farmers directly. Over the last 43 years, we’ve maintained an unwavering dedication to making the highest-quality coffee we can. Coffee has been critical to rebuilding our community after the 1994 Tutsi Genocide and it remains an important part of our culture and ways. With local businesses being taken over by large multinational companies, we are aware that we have to make Gasharu Coffee more resilient. We have improved our sourcing and processing methods, encouraging curiosity about innovative ideas to take coffee to the next level, producing naturals, honeys and experiments. Our coffee grows at an altitude of 1580-2100 masl and has proven to yield a fine and flavoursome cup.

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The coffee story

Name: Gasharu CWS
Location: Macuba Sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province
Foundation year: 2014
Manager: Valentin Kimenyi
Number of farmers: 1650
Production: Up to 8 containers
Processing methods:  Natural, Washed, Honey and Anaerobic experiments
Altitude of the farms: 1600 - 2100 masl
Altitude of the CWS: 1670 masl
Average yearly rainfall: 1300-1400 mm
Soil: Acidic Soil
Projects: Support farmers in organizing as cooperatives and train them in governance and finances so that they can have savings for the future
Cup profile: Dark chocolate, cacao, banana, ripe red fruits, floral, honey. High sweetness, medium acidity and lingering aftertaste

We work relentlessly to create the best coffees for our customers


About Intego
Intego (Resolution) experimental coffee is the result of our curiosity to explore new methods of fermenting naturals to attain the best flavours and tastes. The final recipe of this coffee was selected after a series of trials in which we slowly refined the process that finally resulted in this flavour profile. We named it “Resolution” to celebrate our team's dedication and effort.

This coffee is beyond a simple cup of coffee because of the intentionally created fermentation medium that gives it a strong body and clear taste which we believe will provide a unique and memorable experience to coffee lovers. 

In addition to the unique taste, Intego (Resolution) coffee demonstrates our willingness to enter the European coffee market with the most genuine quality coffee and our culture of establishing “coffee harvest resolutions” to continue improving quality through innovative processing methods and promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

“Throughout the year, Gasharu Coffee holds small group meetings with coffee farmers to catch up on life, discuss the challenges in coffee farming and advise on the opportunities. Although my father Celestin is not an agronomist, he has always received calls from coffee farmers to advise on farming and processing because of his experience in farming, Now I, Valentin (one of his nine sons)  have both the farming experience and academic training as an agronomist. I provide more scientific-based farming and harvesting guidance whenever needed. The processing at the washing station is carried out by young coffee farmers and the sorting on tables by slightly older coffee farmers, mainly women, providing them with more income. ”

The process

Once cherries are delivered, the workers at the washing station sort and float them in a tank to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. Then they are put in another tank where they undergo a 60-hours anaerobic fermentation period after which they dry on raised African beds for about 25 to 30 days.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: June, 2021
Gasharu Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
87.5
Seller (Pending)
89.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Blueberry, Prune, Candy-like, Floral Violet, Strawberry, Dark chocolate, Black currant, Jammy
Seller (Pending)
Orange, Vanilla, Complex, Floral, Grapefruit, Dark chocolate
Quality comment
Algrano
Fruit bomb! Jammy, sweet and full bodied, with medium citric acidity- crisp, lingering finish.
Seller (Pending)
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FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

Currencies
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.