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Murundo - Rwanda
Murundo - Rwanda
Murundo - Rwanda
Murundo - Rwanda

Transcend Coffee & Roastery | Coffee

Murundo - Rwanda


Mango | Strawberry | Green Grape


Starting Parameters: 19.5g in | 32 seconds | 39g out
*note above parameters were created using an 18g VST basket on an espresso machine set to 8.5 bars of pressure

  • From: Mahembe Sector, Nyamasheke, Western Province, Rwanda
  • Washing Station: Murundo
  • Farmers: Around 400 small-holders around Murundo washing station in Karambi sector
  • Process: Washed, dried in parabolic driers
  • Varieties: Red Bourbon
  • Elevation: 1700-1800 meters

Murundo washing station is owned by Kivubelt, which is a small coffee company started by Furaha Umqizey, who returned to Rwanda in 2011 after completing a master’s degree in economics in Switzerland. This outturn from the Murundo Coffee Washing Station is labelled “PF,” short for People Farm, which refers to the small-holder farmers who contributed to the lot as well as the households they support. Kivubelt began with about 80 non-continuous hectares of farmland in Gihombo, a community in Rwanda’s Nyamasheke district. They planted 90,000 seedlings amongst their estates, which now employ more than 400 people during harvest months and function as an ad hoc coffee vocational school for local smallholders interested in improving their farming. Kivubelt has also acquired two washing stations, Murundo and Jarama, which combined not only process coffee from the company’s estates, but also that of more than 500 smallholders in the region, offering quality premiums and training programs for participating farming families. This lot was picked across March, April, and May by the station’s participating 400 local smallholders.

-Josh Hockin
Director of Coffee

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We want to draw your attention to a subtle change on our labels, all of our labels now include both filter and espresso symbols.  The reason for this is simple:  all of our coffees have been prepared so that they are well suited to any brewing method.  Different brewing methods will highlight different aspects of our coffees, making each brew unique.  We will continue to classify any coffees we deem especially suited for brewing espresso.