Rwanda Maraba Sovu 250g Whole Bean

Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days

  • Southern Province
  • Huye District
  • Red Bourbon
  • 1,600 - 1,800 MASL
  • Washed

Tasting Note: Pineapple, plum, lime and chamomile


This 1,200kg micro-lot was produced by smallholder coffee producers who farm in the hills surrounding Sovu washing station. The washing station is located in the Huye Sector of Huye District. Like most of the coffee that is grown in Rwanda, this lot is 100% Red Bourbon. Maraba, and specifically the Sovu washing station, has consistently been recognised for quality including numerous Cup of Excellence awards in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. This is no small accomplishment, and this year’s offering is right up there with these exceptional lots. The cooperative has recently upgraded cherry sorting equipment and a water treatment facilities at each of their washing stations. They have also constructed a warehouse, where the coffee is safely stored before being transported to Kigali for final stages of milling and preparation for export. The area around Sovu washing station has ideal growing conditions for high-quality coffee, with high elevations, good rainfall and steady, cool temperatures year-round.


Recommended Recipes

Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)

V60 :  15g : 250g 3  pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)

Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C


Roast every Wednesday.
Ready for shipping every Thursday.

Rwanda Maraba Sovu