Gasharu

Clean, crisp and bright. Rwandan sunshine in a cup.

Notes of white grape and citrus up front, with a mellow, caramely-finish.

We’re always in the market for this type of coffee, and it just so happened, this one found us. In the middle of a busy Saturday shift, a very nice gentleman pulled me aside “Hi–My family produces and imports coffee from Rwanda, was wondering if you would like some samples?”

We’re not the kind of people to look a gift horse in the mouth. The samples were killer, the story and people behind it are great, and this is the result.

Orders received by 5pm Thursday will be delivered or ship Friday. Orders received after that will go out the following Friday. 

Free Delivery & Shipping: We offer free delivery for all of Pittsburgh and many surrounding neighborhoods for orders of 2 bags or more ($30+). Shipping is free anywhere in the US for orders of $45 or more. Otherwise, we share shipping and you pay $5 flat rate anywhere in the US.

NOTE: If you choose “French Press” grind, expect it to be finer than usual, so you’re guaranteed good extraction. Some ultra fine coffee particles will make it through the screen and create a flavorful, albeit slightly opaque cup. In other words, we choose flavor over aesthetics. 🙂   If you want to keep your cup looking cleaner, choose a pour over grind.

LIGHTDARK

CUPPING NOTES

White Grape, Citrus, Caramel

MORE ABOUT THIS COFFEE

Sometimes we find the coffees, and sometimes the coffee finds us. In this case, Jean Christophe stopped in here on a busy Saturday afternoon, to drop off some samples of his families coffee from Rwanda. Gaharu Coffee is a small, family owned and operated washing station on the shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda--an extremely mountainous and biodiverse region near the Nyungwe Forest National Park, where coffee is grown up to 8,500 feet in elevation. These unique growing conditions, terrior, and the tireless work of the growers and producers create some of the finest coffee Rwanda has to offer.

We loved the coffee and we loved the people behind it, and the mission they stand for, so we bought it. It has been estimated that in Rwanda, the communities who produce the coffee, only retain 10% (or less) of the resulting profit. Jean Christophe and his family are attempting to change that by bringing their high qualities directly to the American markup, at a price commensurate with it's quality--which is very high. If done correctly, this is a good example of farms, growers, processors, importers and roasters working together to make meaningful impact in places that need it. Gasharu collects coffee from over 1,650 small farms, processed it and takes it to market--giving even the smallest farmers a voice, and access to bigger markets who will pay for quality. In addition, Gasharu employs over 250 women each year during the harvest season, which lasts months.

PRODUCER

Producer: Gasharu Coffee farmers
Processor: Gasharu Coffee Washing Station

ELEVATION

1,800- 2,200 meters above sea level.

VARIETY

PROCESSING

Washed

1000 IN STOCK
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