Arrived November 28th, 2022 to Continental Terminals, New Jersey.
Forward has purchased 270 x 60kg bags of Rugali CWS Fully Washed Red Bourbon.
Fifty (50) bags have been booked by Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary, Alberta.
Five (5) bags have been booked by Epoch Chemistry in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Three (3) bags have been booked by Structure Coffee Roasters in Montréal, Québec.
Three (3) bags have been booked by Celina Coffee Roasters in McKinney, Texas.
Two (2) bags have been booked by Craft 42 Roasters in Kelowna, BC.
Rugali is located in Nyamasheke District in the south west of Rwanda. Located on the shore of Lake Kivu and actually the entry point you grab the boat to head to sister-station Gisheke. The station has seen vast developments since being developed in April 2016. In it's first season, Rugali sold Natural processed coffees and was the first and only legally approved station in Rwanda to do so. Now, Naturals in Rwanda are both common and revered in their appeal.
In late 2018, early 2019, the team at Rugali built out an amazing new dry mill that's pushed their quality control to a new level. Previously, they were using a publicly accessed dry-mill for all the coffees produced by Muraho Trading Co. Now, all the coffee is being done at Rugali and a vast improvement has occurred in the sorting and the efficiency at the mill.
This washed offering is versatile and works nicely as a standout single origin, a blend component, espresso or filter. It's a joy to work with and sings sweetness in the cup. In the washing process, it's pulped, macerated through a process called Ikinimba, fermented over night (approx 12 hours) and cleaned + graded in a serpentine channel. From there, it's dried in raised beds for 20 - 28 days.
For other amazing, available coffees from Muraho Trading Co, please visit this link.
Variety: Red Bourbon
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $7.60USD FOB
Total kilos available: 270 x 60kg (16200kg)
Harvest date: April - June 2022
Fermentation: 12 hour traditional open air fermentation in ceramic tanks, following 'ikinimba' detailed above
Drying time: 22 - 28 days on raised bed with active rotations and covering / protection via netting
Drying temperature: 29°C Max. - 17°C Min.
Altitude: 1550 - 1800masl
Humidity: 75 – 85%