Welcome to the first Ten For Ten series coffee - celebrating 10 years of Square Mile! We first released Musasa in 2012 and this year's crop is tasting just as great as that first batch with notes of yellow plum and sweet dates. Look out for a new Ten For Ten coffee on the 1st of each month for the rest of the year.
SHIPPING NOTE - As the first coffee in the series, each bag of Musasa comes with an A3 sticker poster to collect the series labels on (see images below). This will ship separately, at no extra cost.
Producer VARIOUS SMALLHOLDERS
Variety RED BOURBON
Altitude 1,900-2000 MASL
This year’s lot is from the oldest of Musasa Dukunde Kawa co-op’s three washing stations, which is located in the Ruli sector of the Rushashi district. The co-op employs around 30 full-time staff and during the picking season the place is buzzing with almost 300 part-time hires. The manager is Valens Ntezimana, and he and his team manage an incredible amount of detailed administration for every member, every daily delivery and also the rotation of lots through the processing plant.Once dried to exportable standards, the coffee is moved to the co-op’s new dry mill in Kigali, where each lot is cupped by the in-house quality control team prior to milling, sale and export. A lot of coffee from Musasa typically represents a day of cherry deliveries, and as such the traceability of each batch is very precise. They take great pride and care in producing their coffees and over the years the station has placed numerous times in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence.
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