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Rwanda Ruli


Late winter into spring is a time for Southern Hemisphere coffees to shine, and we're stoked to kick off Southern Hemisphere Africas with Ruli!

Dukundekawa Musasa is one of the larger cooperatives in Rwanda, and they group their producers into smaller cells. The Ruli cell also has yet another sub-group, the Rambagirakawa women’s group, made up of quality-driven female members of the cooperative. Beyond coffee, the group focuses on helping its members attain higher pricing, and re-invests its premiums into women’s health and education initiatives, agronomy support, and microcredit loans for its members. While our much smaller natural lot comes from a co-ed group of farmers, this washed coffee was grown exclusively by the Rambagirakawa group.

One of the reasons we love Rwandan coffee is that the country is planted almost entirely in Bourbon, a coffee variety that lends a deep, sugary, syrupy sweetness.  Variety, rich red clay soil, meticulous picking and sorting, and careful processing all work together to layer that sweetness with sparkling acidity complexity. 

Ruli brings a combination of fruit-driven acidity and deep sweetness to the lineup. We're tasting cranberry, shortbread cookies, meyer lemon, and apricot in this years’ crop! We’ll also have a tiny amount of natural Ruli, coming soon, but exclusive to Huckleberry’s cafes and webstore.

*** For roasting schedule, shipping, receiving & additional information, please visit out Frequently Asked Questions . And, for a primer on coffee processing, check out our Processing Basics Guide. *** 

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