Named after the imaginary African nation that features in the movie, 'Black Panther', the coffee bean reminds us of Rwanda. One of the fastest developing East African nations, its resolve to ride on the winds of development are reflective of its resilient spirit.
The “Wakanda” coffee cherries are grown at altitudes ranging from between 1700 and 2100 masl. Once collected, the cherries are floated by water in the floating tanks before passing through a Mckinnon disc pulper and then transferred to fermentation tanks where they undergo 14 hours of dry fermentation. The coffee is then sorted in density grading channels by enough clean water where we do separate coffees by three qualities is Grade A, B and C.
Those different qualities are moved separately to be sorted again at the pre-drying tables and then transferred to raised African beds to dry for 16 to 20 days. When dried, these coffees are well kept and wait for time to be hulled and being sorted by experienced women before being packed in Grainpro and Jute bags for export. During this entire process, there is deliberate effort to avoid the feared potato defect by tirelessly sorting and floating the cherries after receiving them at the washing station and later the beans on the raised beds. This lot is composed of Grade A only - high quality dense coffee.
Today, Rwanda boasts to be one of the biggest sources of exciting coffees in East Africa. The exceptionally fertile Lake Kivu region offers some of the most flavourful, delicate and complex coffee profiles. We celebrate their unwavering dedication to progress and journey to transformation! And for this, we say URAKOZE (THANK YOU in Kinyarwanda - Rwanda’s official language).
This espresso dark roast coffee makes a bold smooth cuppa. You'll get a lovely 72% dark chocolate note on the first sip, honey & raisin sticky sweetness finish. A nice pick for a latte cappuccino in the morning.
Brewing Recipe :
1 : 1.2
1 : 11
7th of November 十一月七號
50g, 250g pack ships in 1-2 working days 1kg pack roast to order, ships in 3-5 working days
Recently Viewed Items
You may like these coffees
Get updates from Bean Shipper
Sign up to get the latest news, brewing tips and more
Get Updates from Bean Shipper
Sign up to get the latest stories about coffee, brewing tips and more..