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: Gingerbread, cinnamon, apple pie, ripe red fruit (hint of tropical fruits), cacao nibs with high sweetness, smooth body and rum-like aftertaste

Sorting cherries after delivery


About Gasharu CWS: Coffee plantations in the Gasharu region benefit from their proximity to the continuous of Nyungwe National Park. They get a good amount of rainfall to make the cherries juicier and the coffee fruity.

Throughout the year, Gasharu Coffee holds small group meetings with coffee farmers to catch up on life, discuss the challenges in farming and to discuss opportunities. Though my father and owner of the company Celestin is not an agronomist, he has always received calls from coffee farmers to advise on farming and processing due to his experience in farming. Today I am giving farming advice too. I am one of his nine sons and I  have both farming experience and academic training as an agronomist. I provide more scientific-based farming and harvesting guidance whenever needed.

Read more about Gasharu here.

“The 1994 genocide against the Tutsis that got nearly 1,000,000 Tutsis killed and many people fleeing the country was a tragic experience and devastating for my family. Many local partners were killed, others fled the country and my family left Rwanda and spent four years at Ijwi Island in the Lake Kivu, a part that belongs to the Democratic Republic of Congo and is the second-largest inland island in Africa. In 1998, my parents Marie and Celestin with their six children returned to Rwanda and restarted the business from zero. The coffee farms were intact but getting started again was extremely difficult, having lost the majority of our partners, no cash in hand and with my grandmother no longer in good health...”

Not many Rwandese people drink coffee, but we always enjoy a cup at the washing station

The process

The cherries selected for this lot are collected at altitudes between 1700 m and 2100 m. When they are received at the washing station they are sorted and floated to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. These beans undergo intense sorting at the pre-drying tables and are later dried on the raised African beds for 25-30 days. Once dried, the coffee is well kept and stored in good conditions before being hulled and sorted by well-trained women and then packed in GrainPro and Jute bags for export. 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.
RW-8-202102

Gasharu CWS Natural Gr A1 - Nyamasheke - Western Province

  • $7.25 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Rwanda
Variety
Bourbon
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1600m - 2100m
Harvest period
February, 2021 - July, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
86.75 points
Available quantity
63 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: Gingerbread, cinnamon, apple pie, ripe red fruit (hint of tropical fruits), cacao nibs with high sweetness, smooth body and rum-like aftertaste

Sorting cherries after delivery


About Gasharu CWS: Coffee plantations in the Gasharu region benefit from their proximity to the continuous of Nyungwe National Park. They get a good amount of rainfall to make the cherries juicier and the coffee fruity.

Throughout the year, Gasharu Coffee holds small group meetings with coffee farmers to catch up on life, discuss the challenges in farming and to discuss opportunities. Though my father and owner of the company Celestin is not an agronomist, he has always received calls from coffee farmers to advise on farming and processing due to his experience in farming. Today I am giving farming advice too. I am one of his nine sons and I  have both farming experience and academic training as an agronomist. I provide more scientific-based farming and harvesting guidance whenever needed.

Read more about Gasharu here.

“The 1994 genocide against the Tutsis that got nearly 1,000,000 Tutsis killed and many people fleeing the country was a tragic experience and devastating for my family. Many local partners were killed, others fled the country and my family left Rwanda and spent four years at Ijwi Island in the Lake Kivu, a part that belongs to the Democratic Republic of Congo and is the second-largest inland island in Africa. In 1998, my parents Marie and Celestin with their six children returned to Rwanda and restarted the business from zero. The coffee farms were intact but getting started again was extremely difficult, having lost the majority of our partners, no cash in hand and with my grandmother no longer in good health...”

Not many Rwandese people drink coffee, but we always enjoy a cup at the washing station

The process

The cherries selected for this lot are collected at altitudes between 1700 m and 2100 m. When they are received at the washing station they are sorted and floated to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. These beans undergo intense sorting at the pre-drying tables and are later dried on the raised African beds for 25-30 days. Once dried, the coffee is well kept and stored in good conditions before being hulled and sorted by well-trained women and then packed in GrainPro and Jute bags for export. 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.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: June, 2021
Gasharu Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
86.75
Seller (Pending)
86.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Prune, Tropical fruit, Dark chocolate, Rose
Seller (Pending)
Cinnamon, Red ripe fruit, Apple pie, Tropical fruit, Cacao nibs, Ginger bread
Quality comment
Algrano
Sparkling;) Chocolaty and fruity, with full dense body, medium, well integrated phosphoric acidity and lingering finish. Fantastic espresso!
Seller (Pending)
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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.

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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
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