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How Are Rwanda Coffee Beans Different?

Coffee lovers around the world know just how special a delicate blend can taste, whether it’s enjoyed in the early morning with a loved one or during the workday as an afternoon treat. Rwanda coffee beans offer a sweet yet deep taste of caffeinated complexity that’s reminiscent of caramel notes and fruity undertones. 

Grown in the fertile volcanic soils of Lake Kivu, Rwanda coffee beans provide a decadent and wholesome cup of cultural splendor no matter where in the world you’re brewing and serving your coffee.

How are Rwanda coffee beans different, and what makes them so unique? Below, we’ve highlighted how coffee in Rwanda tastes, how to make Rwanda coffee varieties and how to get your hands on these delicious beans. 

Rwanda Coffee Flavor Profile

If you enjoy a cup of traditional creamy medium roast coffee but want to broaden your horizons, the Rwanda coffee flavor profile brings a hint of fruit and sweetness in its aroma. From the moment you gather and grind your Rwanda coffee beans to brewing and pouring a cup of the stuff, you can tantalize the senses on another level.

  • Smell: A hint of orange blossom and lemon. A bag of Rwanda coffee beans may be reminiscent of an orange tree in the summertime or the citrus section of your local farmer’s market. 
  • Taste: A floral and fruity burst of flavor. Each sip comes with a taste of berry and red currant. 
  • Aftertaste: A subtle sensation of caramel and chocolate. After each sip, you can enjoy a sweet treat of caramel and white chocolate notes.

  • Once you bring all of the scents and flavors together, you can describe a cup of Rwandan coffee as sweet and silky yet rich and creamy. Some would even describe it to have buttery overtones. 

    How to Make Rwandan Coffee

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    You can brew and serve Rwanda coffee beans in a few different ways. While you can undoubtedly brew it in your home coffee pot, we recommend the following methods to make the most of your Rwandan coffee: 

    French press 

    A french press offers the perfect opportunity for a piping hot, fresh cup of coffee. After grinding your Rwanda coffee beans, preheat your french press. This step is essential as it stops the brewing temperature from fluctuating while making your coffee.

    Next, add your coffee grounds and the correct ratio of hot water. Stir the coffee grounds to ensure they are submerged in the water. Put the lid on, and let sit for four minutes. 

    To serve, press the plunger down to extract the coffee. Then, serve and enjoy!

    Pour-over coffee bags

    Similar to a french press, pour-over coffee bags provide the convenience of a fresh cup of coffee without the equipment. Simply place your open pouch of Rwandan coffee over your mug, then pour 8 ounces of water over the pouch. Let sit for a few minutes and enjoy!

    Where to Purchase Rwanda Coffee Varieties 

    Coffee originated from Ethiopia but been has migrated across Africa, South East Asia, and South America. Coffee in Rwanda has become more popular than ever over the last few decades, becoming one of the top thirty largest growers of coffee beans in the entire world! 

    Rwanda coffee varieties come from Lake Kivu, where most coffee farms are situated nearly 6,500 feet above sea level. The high altitude enhances the coffee flavor and elongates the maturing of the coffee bean to create a deep and compelling cup of coffee.

    You can get a cup of Rwandan coffee at many different coffee shops across the country, but you can help make it in the comfort of your own home.  

    At Coffee Blenders, we can introduce you to the best cup of Rwandan pour-over coffee. With hints of orange blossom and lime paired with a creamy caramel and cocoa finish, your flavor palate will thank you for the whimsical ride. 

    Try our Washed Lake Kivu Rwandan Coffee Pour Over Pouches today.

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