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Rwanda | Cocatu

Roast Level Chart
The units of measurement used in the chart are the AGTRON GOURMET SCALE and have been taken from ground samples, the value "zero" corelates to pure carbon while values over 100  would have an intense acidity therefore considered for us as underdeveloped.
ROAST LEVEL TASTE PROFILE  COFFEE EXAMPLE
LIGHT

86 to 100

Fruits, Sweet Kenya Blue Mountain AA (89)
MEDIUM 70 to 85 Caramelized Sugar, Mellow Team (80)
DARK 44 to 69 Smoky, Dark Chocolate St. Vincent (61)
VERY DARK 20 to 43 Very Smoky, Liquorice, Burnt Full French (34)

 *Higher numbers = Lighter roast

*Lower numbers = Darker roast

 

 

Weight
Grind

Description

Rulindo lies in the southern part of the Northern District of Rwanda, bordering the Kigali City boundary. A country that is predominantly young and rural in population, it has one of the highest population densities in Africa and is one of the very few countries with a female majority in government. The Provinces were reorganized in 2006, reducing twelve to five, and reducing 106 districts in to thirty.

Comprised of numerous hills stretching like interlocking fingers across the land, elevation is often very high, and the winding roads add complexity to the transportation of the gathered cherries to the washing station. There are two wet and dry seasons in the country, with good quality coffee available over a large harvest season. Temperatures are lower than expected for an equatorial country due to the high elevation, and this is more noticeable in the Northern and Western Provinces over the lower lying east.

The Cocatu washing station was founded in 2007 by twenty farmers under the cooperative presidency of Liberatha Ndahayo and has now grown to cover 6000 small scale farmers. The global financial crisis caused difficulties that saw Kinini stepping in in 2017, and the strict quality control is followed here in a similar vein to their own washing station. The renewal of Cup of Excellence in the country in 2018 saw Cocatu gain a placing with a score of 87.29, in an area that proliferates with high cup scores and CoE (Cup of excellence) placings.

 

VARIETAL

Bourbon

ALTITUDE

1800 - 2500 metres above sea level

PROCESSING

Washed

TASTE

Black Currant / Chocolate / Sugar Cane

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