Are you a glass-half-full kind of person? Abundance is an uplifting coffee coming from women-owned farms in Rwanda. This is the coffee for you if you like complexity and big flavors.
This coffee is a balanced medium roast with molasses sweetness, black tea, clove, and a savory finish.
The all-women co-op group that grows this coffee is Gwiza, which means Abundance. As with our other coffee from women-owned farms, members of these groups are paid extra premiums to use as their group chooses.
This coffee is grown in Rwanda's Western Province by women farmers who deliver their coffee in cherry form to the Cyato Washing Station. The producers here grow coffee at elevations up to 2,200 meters above sea level.
Fun Fact: The native honeybees that live in and around the Nyungwe forest where the coffee is grown are said to be responsible for the "unique profile" this coffee has. The bee-assisted pollination, fertile ground (black humus and sandy soil), and cool lake-affected (Lake Kivu). The farmers use no synthetic inputs, either as fertilizers or pest control.
I can attest to the unique flavor profile. For awhile I wasn't able to pin down exactly what it was but after reading about it a roasted honey glaze is how I would define it. Extremely fruity and sweet. I've been pushing the grind size finer and I still haven't had a cup that was overly harsh. Super happy to be working through this bag over the next few weeks!