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What Can You Pair With the Rwanda Coffee Flavor Profile?

What Can You Pair With the Rwanda Coffee Flavor Profile?

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate breakfast to compliment your cup of coffee or you need a sweet treat to pair with your afternoon pick-me-up, there are so many delicious options that pair well with the Rwanda coffee flavor profile. 

Below are some of our favorite ways to make the most of your freshly brewed Rwandan coffee beans.

Understanding the Rwanda Coffee Flavor Profile 

The first coffee beans may have been discovered in Ethiopia, but the Rwanda coffee history is still just as rich as its freshly brewed coffee. When coffee plants were introduced to Rwanda in the early 1990s, coffee farmers situated the plants between 4,000 and 6,500 feet above sea level. This still holds true in today’s Rwanda coffee production, where coffee farmers grow beans in fertile volcanic soils in order to produce one of the most complex coffee profiles available anywhere in the world. 

The Rwanda coffee flavor profile is described as a full, creamy body with a hint of fruit in its taste and sweetness in its aroma. Its smell is bright in orange blossom, lemon, and other citrus fruits. The Rwandan coffee taste is equally fruity but more reminiscent of cherries and berries, such as blueberries or raspberries. The aftertaste brings it all together. It’s a subtle yet creamy sensation of caramel and chocolate - providing the perfect end-note for a delicious cup of coffee. 

Best Pairings for the Rwanda Coffee Flavor Profile 

 Cup of coffee, banana bread loaf, and bananas on a wooden table

Based on the Rwanda coffee flavor profile, we recommend pairing your cup of coffee with a sweet treat or fruit-based meal. Recette Magazine suggested baked goods like Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, Glazed Lemon Cake Bars, and Blueberry Coffee Cake.

Banana Bread is another great option to consider, especially if you’re looking for a dish that can serve as a healthy breakfast food or sweet afternoon treat. Try this recipe with a variety of Rwanda coffee varieties:  


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


First, preheat your oven to 325 Degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a bread pan with butter or non-stick spray. Set aside for later. 

Using a mixer, cream the sugar and butter until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency. Add one egg at a time and mix well after each addition. 

In a different bowl, mash your bananas to the consistency of your liking. Then, mix in the milk and cinnamon.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Pour the banana mixture into the creamed sugar and butter mixture until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture until the flour disappears. 

Next, pour your batter into the prepared bread pan and place it in the oven. Bake for about an hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes. Then, take your banana bread out of the pan and let it cool completely before slicing.

To serve, we recommend spreading with butter or honey and pairing with a cup of Rwandan coffee. Enjoy!

Try Your Rwandan Coffee Beans in Pour-Over Form

If you want to enjoy the splendor of the Rwanda coffee flavor profile without brewing an entire pot of coffee, try our single-serve Pour-Over Pouches. 

Grown in the fertile volcanic soils in the region of Lake Kivu, we use the finest Rwandan coffee beans that are deep, decadent, and creamy. 

All you have to do is place the pouch over your cup, pour about 8 ounces of hot water into the coffee grounds, and let it sit. Soon, you’ll have delicious freshly brewed coffee that you can enjoy with one of our tasty pairing suggestions. 

Get your Washed Lake Kivu Rwandan Coffee Pour Over Pouches today for an enriching coffee experience beyond anything you can imagine.  

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