Rwanda - Buf Nyarusiza soft brew, filter french press roast

By Redback Coffee

Buf-Nyarusiza roasted by Redback Specialty Coffee, for drinking great coffee in Hong Kong

Our recommended brewing methods: V60, Chemex, French Press, Aeroporess, filter, Siphon Coffee, Clever Dripper (all of these are what we consider to be soft brew) 

For HK . Roasted weekly . Delivered to you within 2 weeks of the "Roasted on Date" . Normally within 1 week . The "Roasted on Date" is always displayed on the bottom of the bag.

Roasted for soft brew, filter, french press coffee.

Brewed as espresso: High acidity, citrus, sweet limes, very bright.

Text courtesy of Mercanta, The Coffee Hunters 
This 100% red bourbon coffee was processed at Buf Café’s Nyarusiza washing station, at 1,743metres above sea level in the south of Rwanda. Buf Café was founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, a dynamic businesswoman and a source of inspiration to
countless other female entrepreneurs in Rwanda’s coffee sector and beyond.
Buf is now managed by Epiphanie and her son, Samuel Muhirwa, who is taking an increasingly active role in running and expanding the business.  
The title ‘Buf’ derives from ‘Bufundu’, the former name of the region in which its washing stations are located. Epiphanie, who was born in 1959, was widowed during the 1994 genocide - which claimed over 800,000 lives in just 3 months - but chose not to leave her family’s small coffee farm. Instead she set about rebuilding and developing her business and with it the local community.
She started Buf Café in 2003, when she established Remera washing station with a loan from the Rwandan Development Bank and the assistance of the USAID - financed PEARL project. This transformational programme was aimed at switching the focus in the Rwandan coffee sector from an his toric emphasis on quantity to one of quality - and so opening up Rwanda to the far higher - earning specialty coffee market. The programme and its successor, SPREAD, have been invaluable in helping Rwanda’s small - scale coffee farmers to rebuild their production in the wake of the devastating 1994 genocide and the 1990s world coffee crash.
Buf Café now owns two coffee washing stations - Remera and Nyarusiza - as well as its own coffee trees, and buys coffee cherries from as many as 264 surrounding smallholder farmers, as well as three different local cooperatives! At Buf’s Nyarusiza washing station in 2014 there was a total of 798,685kg of cherry delivered throughout the season, approximately 5% of which was delivered by trees owned by Epiphane and her family. The remaining quantity of delivered cherry comes from farmers within the community surrounding the washing station. 
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