RW-12-202004 • Past harvest

Authentic - Ireme Experimental Micro-lot - Gasharu CWS - Nyamasheke - Western Province

  • Conventional (no certification): $9.6799 USD / kg

  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Process type: Other
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 88.5 points
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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: Ripe red fruits, grape juice, cacao nibs, dark chocolate, mango. A mix of lactic and malic acidities with intense sweetness and smooth body

[Mukamurenzi immaculee, Yandagiye Bertha, Murekatete Marie Grace and Uwiragiye Philomene]

About Ireme
The Ireme (Authentic) experimental lot is inspired by the emotional connection of our family to the coffee community as a whole. Coffee farming, processing, and distribution for consumption have been kept in silos and our family believes that this can change. The idea of this coffee is to provide the most authentic coffee cup of Rwandan coffee to coffee lovers, making the consumer think of the producer as the grower also keeps the buyer in mind when processing the coffee. 

Gasharu Coffee's team takes great care to monitor and enhance the fermentation process and duration to achieve the desired complexity and depth that will provide a memorable experience to coffee lovers. At Gasharu Coffee we believe that a cup of authentic coffee can truly connect communities. 

As a coffee farming family and member of a coffee community, our hope is that Ireme (Authentic) Coffee will convey our motivation to connect with the consumers and their communities and build meaningful and sustainable relationships between both communities.

The process



The coffee used for the Ireme experimental coffee are from the potential farms of our regions at the altitude above 1700 msl where belong our farm of 7,5 ha. Once collected at the washing station,The cherries are sorted and floated to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. then they are put in the tank where they undergo 72 hours of an anaerobic fermentation to attain the best flavor and taste that can be achieved and then dried on the raised African beds for about 25 to 30 days.
  • Process type
    Other
  • Harvest period
    April, 2020 - April, 2020

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: June, 2020
Gasharu Coffee
Grower (Pending)
Cupped: June, 2020
SCA Score
Algrano
88.5
Grower (Pending)
88.5
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Red ripe fruit, Grape juice, Mango, Dark chocolate, Cocoa nibs
Grower (Pending)
Fruity, Grape, Dark chocolate, Mango, Bright acidity, High sweetness, Malic, Smooth
Quality comment
Algrano
overall score 8.5
Grower (Pending)
-
Sensorial radar
Gasharu Coffee
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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.


  • Roaster relationships
    20
  • Relationships with Roasters in
    Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Taiwan
  • Average orders per roaster
    2

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
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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.