Ireme Experimental Microlot
We source this coffee through Specialty Coffee Trader Algrano. The Ireme (Authentic) experimental lot is inspired by the emotional connection of our family to the coffee community as a whole. The idea of this coffee according to the producers is to provide the most authentic coffee cup of Rwandan coffee to coffee lovers, making the consumer think of the producer as the grower also keeps the buyer in mind when processing the coffee.
Gasharu Coffee’s team takes great care to monitor and enhance the fermentation process and duration to achieve the desired complexity and depth that will provide a memorable experience to coffee lovers. At Gasharu Coffee they believe that a cup of authentic coffee can truly connect communities.
As a coffee farming family and member of a coffee community, their hope is that Ireme (Authentic) Coffee will convey their motivation to connect with the consumers and their communities and build meaningful and sustainable relationships between both communities.
The coffee used for the Ireme experimental coffee are from the potential farms of our regions at the altitude above 1700 msl where belong our farm of 7,5 ha. Once collected at the washing station, the cherries are sorted and floated to ensure consistent and good density beans are separated from the others. Then they are put in fermentation tanks where they undergo 72 hours of an anaerobic fermentation to attain the desired flavor profile and then dried on the raised African beds for about 25 to 30 days.
Name: Gasharu CWS
Location: Macuba Sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province
Foundation year: 2014
Manager: Valentin Kimenyi
Number of farmers: 1650
Altitude of the farms: 1600 – 2100 masl
Tasting Notes: Jostaberry, Cherry, Orange, Caramel, Mango Lassi, Vanilla
Optimized for modern filter coffee.