Washed & sorted. Parchment coffee rests in cool warehouses prior being hulled, polished, graded and eventually exported. Samples are taken periodically to monitor the coffees moisture content and assess how the specific lots are tasting.

June 21, 2016 / no comments

Washed & sorted. Parchment coffee rests in cool warehouses prior being hulled, polished, graded and eventually exported. Samples are taken periodically to monitor the coffees moisture content and assess how the specific lots are tasting.

Rwandan coffee producers are continually striving to innovate and improve on quality. Experimental processing & drying methods are some of the ways they are looking to differentiate in producing coffees that are some of the worlds finest. Exciting times ahead.

June 17, 2016 / no comments

Rwandan coffee producers are continually striving to innovate and improve on quality. Experimental processing & drying methods are some of the ways they are looking to differentiate in producing coffees that are some of the worlds finest. Exciting times ahead.

After pulping the coffee seeds covered in a sticky mucilage are raked & washed for hours along narrow canals. This is particularly important to separate the heavier dense coffees with the lighter lower quality ones, that continue to flow along the channels into separate tanks.

June 17, 2016 / no comments

After pulping the coffee seeds covered in a sticky mucilage are raked & washed for hours along narrow canals. This is particularly important to separate the heavier dense coffees with the lighter lower quality ones, that continue to flow along the channels into separate tanks.

After the coffees have been washed and sorted by density in tanks, they are laid out to dry whilst local women meticulously comb over them looking for any defects that could possibly reduce the quality of the coffee. This drying and sorting process takes over 20 days depending on the weather whereby even, controlled drying is critical.

June 15, 2016 / no comments

After the coffees have been washed and sorted by density in tanks, they are laid out to dry whilst local women meticulously comb over them looking for any defects that could possibly reduce the quality of the coffee. This drying and sorting process takes over 20 days depending on the weather whereby even, controlled drying is critical.

Only the perfectly ripe, red coffee cherries are allowed to be processed with other neighbouring farmers crops, to ensure the highest quality it is processed by the cooperative. Higher quality means higher prices can be charged on the international market so control at this level is critical.

June 15, 2016 / no comments

Only the perfectly ripe, red coffee cherries are allowed to be processed with other neighbouring farmers crops, to ensure the highest quality it is processed by the cooperative. Higher quality means higher prices can be charged on the international market so control at this level is critical.

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Scattered throughout the counties steep terrain are community established washing stations, where local farmers bring their crops to be processed. These “African Beds” elevate the washed coffee seeds to evenly dry under the warm Rwandan sunshine.

June 15, 2016 / no comments

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Scattered throughout the counties steep terrain are community established washing stations, where local farmers bring their crops to be processed. These “African Beds” elevate the washed coffee seeds to evenly dry under the warm Rwandan sunshine.

Known as the ‘Land of One Thousand Hills,’ Rwanda is filled with lush mountains. This topography, combined with the rich, fertile volcanic soil, high quality bourbon variety coffee trees, and a temperate climate with plenty of sun and equatorial mist, makes it the perfect place to grow high quality coffee. Photo taken at the Cyiya washing station, 1,800mas. Get to try this amazing single origin offering at a handful of this week.

June 8, 2016 / no comments

Known as the ‘Land of One Thousand Hills,’ Rwanda is filled with lush mountains. This topography, combined with the rich, fertile volcanic soil, high quality bourbon variety coffee trees, and a temperate climate with plenty of sun and equatorial mist, makes it the perfect place to grow high quality coffee. Photo taken at the Cyiya washing station, 1,800mas. Get to try this amazing single origin offering at a handful of #perthcafes this week.

COFFEEHOUSE. Once referred as, “The sanctuary of health, the nursery of temperance, the delight of frugality, an academy of civility, and a free-school of ingenuity.” Superbly designed by @coda_studio the new community workspace @claisebrook_design_community is a place to do just that…and then some.

May 10, 2016 / no comments

COFFEEHOUSE. Once referred as, “The sanctuary of health, the nursery of temperance, the delight of frugality, an academy of civility, and a free-school of ingenuity.” Superbly designed by @coda_studio the new community workspace @claisebrook_design_community is a place to do just that…and then some.