Rwanda Sholi Natural
From one of our newest relationship cooperatives in Rwanda, Abateraninkunga ba Sholi, we’re extremely proud and thrilled to present these two similar (but definitely different) Fair Trade specialty coffees, side-by-side. Both of these coffees are the same varietal, from the same farming cooperative, harvested at the same time, but they’ve been processed in very different ways, to give each its own wonderfully distinct flavors and attributes. The Rwanda Sholi Washed has a tea-like mouthfeel, with dark fruit characteristics of blackberry and raisin, paired with a base of spices and toffee sweetness that the region is known for. The Rwanda Sholi Natural, by contrast, was processed in a naturally drying style, which results in a fuller, more syrupy body than the Washed. This Natural has bold red grape flavors, topped with the airy sweetness of confectioner’s sugar and just a hint of delightfully tart green apple notes. We hope that by tasting these two cups together, coffee lovers can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for coffee processing, and also for the incredible coffees coming out of Rwanda! Click here to read more about what makes these coffees so special.
We had a great time tasting these two coffees side by side. If you would like to do the same we are offering both coffees as a package! Click here to purchase Rwanda Sholi Washed + Natural Bundle
What is Single Origin Coffee? Unlike coffee blends, Single Origin Coffee has a single geographic origin. This could be a single farm or a single country. For the majority of these coffees we will have a direct relationship with the farmer who grows it. Because coffee is a crop, harvesting is seasonal and the timing is specific to each region, our selection of single origin coffees will vary throughout the year.
To make it extra special, we commissioned local artist, Alicia Binkley of Monkey Ink Design to illustrate our Single Origin labels. Enjoy!
To provide you with the freshest product, all coffee is sold as Whole Bean. If you would like your coffee ground please let us know in your order notes.