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Bumbogo Washed Anaerobic

Regular price$21.00 Sale price

Bumbogo Washed Anaerobic

Regular price$21.00 Sale price
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MANDARIN ORANGE  /  STEWED APRICOT  /  CREAMY  /  BLACK TEA

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This experimental lot from Bumbogo is best described as a creamier, more aromatic expression of Bumbogo's traditional washed coffee. The flavours are very approachable, with mandarin orange and stewed apricot, reminding us of a nice marmalade. It's smooth, sweet and balanced, with a full tactile experience.

There are a wide variety of processing techniques now being practiced at Bumbogo. For this anaerobic fermentation, overnight fermentation with the coffee cherries in air-tight plastic sheets were used. Warm water was poured onto the sheet for 48 hours to keep the yeasts active. It was then de-pulped, washed, and dried on raised shaded beds for 25 - 35 days.

 


Bumbogo
Varietal Red Bourbon
Process Washed
Farm Small Holder Farmers
Producer Bumbogo CWS
Geography
Gakenke District, Rwanda
Rosso Direct  

We've been privileged to work with Bumbogo CWS since 2017 and were the 2nd international buyer to purchase and visit Bumbogo. In the three years we've visited, we've been greeted with a traditional song and dance. It's a surreal feeling, being welcomed into this place of business in such a warm and welcoming fashion.

Emmanuel Rusatira, one of the partners and founders of Bumbogo, was able to demonstrate how the mills purpose was to stimulate this local economy and was successful in doing so after the first operating season in 2017. This mill is situated for large volumes and just like other mills MTCo is operating, they're paying a premium per pound of cherry to the farmers they're working with.

After a challenging 2020 season, 523 farmers went on record, selling their coffee to Bumbogo and, collectively, about 300 tonnes of cherry was purchased for processing. To handle this volume, 105 workers were hired in peak season. This showcases the significant economic impact Bumbogo has in it's region.

The majority of the workers at Bumbogo are women, and this mill, as well as others that Muraho Trading Co. operates are trying to empower the female workforce in Rwanda!

There is a wide variety of processing techniques now being practiced at Bumbogo. For the majority of their volume, they utilize a Pinhal Maquina coffee depulper to separate the cherry from the seeds. They're both then macerated using a stomp-down-song-and-dance process called 'Ikinimba' and co-fermented in a ceramic, open-air tank for approximately 12 hours, beginning in the evening as the temperature cools considerably. In the morning, the coffee is washed with clean flowing water in a serpentine channel, once again separating the cherry from the seeds, while more importantly, sorting the seeds by density.

Bumbogo is the closest station to Kigali and one to look out for in the years to come. It has a very high ceiling for potential and a recognizable flavour profile.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

If you live in Calgary, Rosso will personally deliver your order to your door (excluding apartments and condo deliveries, which are shipped via UPS). All other orders are shipped with UPS.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Alberta for orders over $35.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

Alternative
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.



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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

After 3 weeks in a healthy compost.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.