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Ruby Red / Rwanda

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red wine / dark chocolate / black plum

Sweetness ●●●●○ Acidity ●●●●○ Body ●●●●●


    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.


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

    Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20. (in city limits)
    Free delivery across Canada & the US for orders over $75

    Biotrē Bags 2.0

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

     Biotrē 2.0 FAQ 

    Are these bags completely compostable?
    No, due to the inner lining made of sugar cane. However, this layer is made sustainably with 100% renewable material (meaning not made of fossil fuels, but instead bio-based and natural resources that can be replenished through a natural process).

    That’s not all. About 60% of the bag components break down under standard composting conditions, so they can be partially composted in your back yard compost. Go earth!

    Can I put this in the city compost?

    You should not put these bags in the Calgary city compost, due to rudimentary composting facilities. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.

    What if I don't have access to a backyard compost?
    Please dispose of the bags in the garbage. It may feel wasteful, however, these bags will break down at least 10 times faster in a landfill vs other coffee bags because of the plant-based materials they're made with.

    How are these bags better for the environment?
    The plant-based components that go into Biotre® 2.0 absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used. Manufacturing these bags produces a significantly smaller carbon footprint (as much as 60% less from the typical coffee bags). They break down much faster in the landfill as well. We're talking 5-10 years vs 100 years, which is the time it takes for most other coffee bags to break down!


    Our 340g and 2lb bags are made with Biotrē 2.0 materials, which are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

    Additional FAQ on our new bags

    What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
    The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
    In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

    How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?

    This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.

    Why isn’t my phone reading the QR code?

    If you’re using an iPhone, you may need to use your QR Code Scanner instead of your camera app. The QR Code Scanner is located in the Control Centre.


    Ruby Red / Rwanda Retail Web Single Origin
    Ruby Red / Rwanda

    Ruby Red / Rwanda

    red wine  /  dark chocolate  /  black plum

    Sweetness ●●●●○     Acidity ●●●●○     Body ●●●●●

    The natural process yields complex notes of high cocoa content dark chocolate, aromatic red wine, and a deep black plum sweetness. Its body is syrupy, and the acidity is medium with a subtle tartness.

    Varietal Red Bourbon
    Process Natural
    Farm Bumbogo CWS
    Producer Muraho Trading Co
    Geography Gakenke District, Rwanda
    Rosso Direct Trade

    About the Farm

    • We've had the privilege of working with Bumbogo CWS since 2017, being the 2nd international buyer to purchase and visit Bumbogo. Over the past three years, each visit has been greeted with a traditional song and dance, creating a surreal feeling of being warmly welcomed into their place of business.
    • Emmanuel Rusatira, one of the partners and founders of Bumbogo, effectively showcased how the mill's purpose was to stimulate the local economy, a goal achieved after its inaugural operating season in 2017. Positioned for large volumes, akin to other mills operated by MTCo, they pay a premium per pound of cherry to the farmers they collaborate with.
    • Despite the challenges of the 2020 season, 523 farmers were recorded selling their coffee to Bumbogo, collectively amounting to about 300 tonnes of cherry for processing. To manage this volume, 105 workers were hired during peak season, demonstrating the significant economic impact Bumbogo has on its region.
    • The majority of the workers at Bumbogo are women, highlighting the efforts of this mill, along with others operated by Muraho Trading Co, to empower the female workforce in Rwanda.
    • Bumbogo employs a diverse range of processing techniques. For the bulk of their volume, they utilize a Pinhal Maquina coffee depulper to separate the cherry from the seeds. Both are 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, starting in the evening as temperatures cool 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.
    • Located closest to Kigali, Bumbogo is one to watch in the years to come. It has a very high ceiling for potential and boasts a recognizable flavor profile.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Really well roasted Rwanda

    Maybe I’m too used to the price tag of other big roasters nowadays, but this coffee at 20bucks for 340g tasted like a steal to me. Very nicely roasted with subtle fermented notes from the natural process, flavorful yet having solid texture when extracted as espresso. Would like to try it in person next time I’m in Calgary.


    Ruby Red / Rwanda

    One of the better seasonals I’ve had!

    Love this one. I try most of the Rosso seasonal roasts and this had been one of my favourites. I lean towards the sweeter and more acidic roasts with fruit flavour profiles.

    Jean Pattinson
    RR & Rain

    After eight years of drought, I'm watching it RAIN with a cup of RR in hand. The two seem connected somehow - the warm, mellow but rich notes of the coffee contrasting beautifully with the cool, live-giving moisture that will allow this East Central Alberta desert farm to keep going for another year. (Can the depth of this coffee be somehow tied to the 30 year passage since the Rwandan genocide?)
    Ruby Red - a particularly fine addition to the - as usual - stellar Rosso offering.

    steve knott
    Ruby ref

    It’s nice quite mild
    It’s not great as an espresso but nice mild regular coffee

    Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

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

    Composting Biotrē Bags

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