Rwanda Karenge-Rulindo SWP Decaf

Rwanda Karenge-Rulindo SWP Decaf

Farm Description

"Karenge Rulindo" actually refers to two different places, and from where the coffees in this blend come from. We are selling the non-decaf coffees on Sweet Maria's right now - Rwanda Rulindo and Rwanda Coffee Villages. As non-decafs, these are extremely solid coffees, Rulindo nearing 88 points (which makes up 2/3 of this blend) , and both have made amazing espresso options too. We have all our custom decaffeination handled by Swiss Water in Vancouver, where water is the main ingredient (go figure!) used to extract caffeine from the coffee. Decafs are often a pale version of their non-decaf originator, but not the case with the Swiss Water process. This coffee retains much of its "Rwanda" characteristics, offering an origin-specific experience for decaf drinkers.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

Rulindo shows a surprising amount of spice in the dry fragrance, cinnamon and clove, and with a sort of sweet, wheat bread smell. Apple and pear come to mind as well, especially in the wetted grounds, and the break gives a rye bread, decaf-like note. The brewed cup is distinctly Rwanda - bourbon sweetness, dry spices, even a malic acidity. It's retained a fair amount of body through the decaf process too, and if anything, decaffing has shifted the profile from light and bright, to an overall weighted sweetness. A flavor of date bread fills out the finish. Like the non-decaf Rwandas we used for this blend, this is a great dual-use coffee, brewed coffee and espresso.



Lot Size

20 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+


Wet Process, then SWP Decaf



Grade & Appearance

A1; .4 d/300gr, 15+ screen


Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Standing in fermentation tanks

Looking out at the mill in Karenge

Hand sorting parchment in Rwanda


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