Roast Date: 31/05 (28 days is needed for resting the beans before brew)
Perfect for: Pour over (filter)
Also works lovely as: Espresso, French Press, Aeropress, Cold Brew
Taste notes: Red berries, Apple, Green tea, Orange, Herbal, Cherry
Altitude: 1580m – 2100m
Process: Washed Experimental
Quality score: 86
100% Arabica Coffee
The majority of work in coffee farming and processing is done by women but only a small percentage of the proceedings from coffee goes to women despite their contributions to and responsibilities in their households.
This coffee learns from the Rwandan culture and acknowledges women’s work in the coffee value chain. Rugori (translates to “women’s crown”) is a crown that women in Rwanda are given after giving their first birth as a symbol of motherhood. It is a symbol of respect and recognition of their contribution to society. Considering that more than 70% of Gasharu Coffee employees are women, this coffee is meant to continue recognising women’s contribution to the coffee community and creating a transparent framework that benefits them with additional proceedings resulting from their work.
This is not only fair to them. It is also a great contribution to their households and the environment as a whole. It has already been evidenced that by adding more money into the hands of women, communities eradicate malnutrition and illiteracy. It also catalyzes girls’ education. All of these are critical for women empowerment.