Rwanda Nyamasheke Gatare
Appealing spiced qualities throughout, with sparkling acidity, orange spiced tea, whole clove, cinnamon hard candy, citrus oil, cola, raisin, clean sweetness of honey and partially refined sugars.
Altitude: ~1800-2000 masl
Certification: Farm Gate
The Gatare cherry collection site and wet mill gets its name from the Commune Gatare where it's located, in the Western province Kayanza. Dating back to 2003, the Gatare coffee washing station is one of the oldest in the country, and one of the first well known for producing Specialty grade coffee for export. Gatare town sits at 1800 meters above sea level, but the surrounding hills where the coffee is grown, stretch upwards of 200 meters. Gatare has competed in the Cup Of Excellence competition many times, placing top 10 more than once. The process their coffee using a McKinnon 3-disc coffee depulper to remove the cherry skin and most of the fruit. The coffee beans are then "dry fermented", which means that they are fermenting the coffee seeds, with their sticky fruit mucilage layer, without the addition of water. The coffee seed are then soaked in clean water and agitated to remove the remaining fruit, and dried on raised drying beds for up to 2 weeks.
Description from Coffee Shrub.