Rwanda Kanyege


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • Pour Over

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A coffee bursting with complexity and sweetness – there are sweet notes of raspberry and orange with syrupy caramel undertones adding to the versatility of this brew.


Key Stats

Location: Nyamasheke District, Western RwandaAltitude: 1,886 metres above sea levelPreparation: WashedVarietal: Red BourbonOwners: Alphonse KayijukaFlavours: Raspberry | Orange | Caramel


Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family. Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu.

This lot comes from the Nyamasheke District in the west of the country from the washing station of Kanyege (named so for the location which is between Macuba and Kanyege sectors) – this is a privately owned station operated by the owner and manager Alphonse Kayijuka. Alphonse purchases ripe red cherry from the 1200 surrounding smallholder farmers and processes it at his station which is located at around 1886 metres above sea level. All of the coffee is processed using the eco-friendly Penagos depulper which uses less water than other models. The coffee then undergoes dry fermentation for around 12 hours before being dried on raised beds for between 15 and 22 days. This careful drying and detailed lot separation lends the cup a sparkling character with good clarity and sweetness.

Brew Guides

Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 1 minute 30 seconds (based on a 1 cup Pour over)Coffee:Water 16-18g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 28-34 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 17-19g : 35-40ml
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Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 3 minutesCoffee:Water 17-19g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.



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