Mahembe from Rwanda is back, and we are super excited by this delicious lot! Expect a sweet and juicy cup with distinct notes of candied orange and apple, accompanied by a pleasing oolong underlay.
Producer JUSTIN MUSABYIAMA
Variety RED BOURBON
Altitude 1900 MASL
Back with a bang, Mahembe is possibly one of the most complex and intriguing lots from Rwanda we've come across in a while. Elegant, this lot twinkles with candied orange and notes of fresh apple and oolong. Owned and managed by Justin Musabyiama, Justin grew up in the area and founded Mahembe to process his own coffee and invest in the community by building a washing station. When Justin started in 2010, Mahembe was the only washing station for miles. With the increase in surrounding smallholders growing high-grade coffee and washing stations in the area, competition for quality cherry can get tough. Despite these challenges, Mahembe maintains a steady and growing supply of cherry, by offering competitive prices and Justin's relationships with the farmers and his community work. Bright, fresh, floral and sweet Mahembe is a delight to be savoured from the first sip to the last.