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Rwanda | Muraho [Co2 Decaf]
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.
86 to 100
Kenya Blue Mountain AA (89)
70 to 85
Caramelized Sugar, Mellow
44 to 69
Smoky, Dark Chocolate
St. Vincent (61)
20 to 43
Very Smoky, Liquorice, Burnt
Full French (34)
*Higher numbers = Lighter roast
*Lower numbers = Darker roast
This CO2 decaf is a blend of coffees from the different washing stations we work with in Rwanda through our partners, Muraho Trading Company. Muraho means ‘welcome’ or ‘hello’ in Kinyarwandan and is the perfect name for this decaf blend that represents some of the best coffees in Rwanda.
The coffees come from the Kilimbi, Rugali, Bumbogo and Vunga washing stations in the west and northern regions of Rwanda. We created the blend to drive further volumes through our Rwandan purchasing and in turn drive greater revenue to the washing stations and co-operatives that we work with there.
The component coffees are all red bourbon, processed in the traditional Rwandan fully washed style with an average fermentation time of around 12 hours before being dried on raised beds.
The coffees are then shipped to Europe where they are decaffeinated in Germany using the CO2 process. In this chemical free process, soaked coffee beans are pressurised and CO2 is used as solvent to draw the caffeine out of the beans.