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BUSHEKERI LOT 1

OUR COFFEE

We pride ourselves on having the very best coffee and to do that means we need coffee that is in season. Coffee like any other fruit is seasonal and therefore we only want a coffee when it is at it’s best.

Our newest seasonal coffee from Origin is Bushekeri Lot 1.

The Bushekeri village in western Rwanda is about an hour’s drive from Lake Kivu. We arrived at the mill in the early morning mist to meet with owner Polyphile Harerimana, who warmly greeted us at the entrance. He manages Bushekeri and works closely with the farmers whose coffee is processed at the mill.

 In Rwanda, producers bring their bags of coffee cherries to the local market where cooperatives and mills compete in a bidding auction.

Once Polyphile buys the cherries, they are transported to the wet mill where they are sorted by physical attributes. The coffee is then poured into a giant concrete funnel which feeds through to a de-pulper. This has two ridged metal disks calibrated to massage the bean out of the cherry. This calibration ensures the unripe fruit is separated, while ripe cherries pass through. Coffee is then moved in water through canals, allowing the less dense and lower quality coffee to rise and the highest quality coffee to sink.

BREW RATIOS

Espresso: 1:2 dose to yield, extracted in 28-36 secs
Filter: 0.07:1 coffee to water, brewed in 3-4 mins

AVAILABILITY

This coffee is available in all our emporiums until it is gone. It is available as a V60 only.

Urban Emporiums | 30 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP