Jamara Farm
Courtesy of Royal Coffee
Jamara Farm
Courtesy of Royal Coffee
$18.00

Jamara Farm

Plum, Orange Blossom, Molasses

Grown on one of Rwanda’s premier single estates, this coffee is an example to what the region’s terroir can offer to the coffee world. It’s big, jammy fruit flavor has a predominant plum note that is followed up by a floral orange blossom impression with a rich syrupy body that tastes like molasses.

Roast Level 1 / 7

Size 12oz
Whole Bean or Ground Whole Bean
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Region: Gihombo, Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Altitude: 1700 - 1900 meters
Process: Washed then dried on raised beds
Varieties: Local Bourbon Landraces

Jamara Farm is part of a larger group known as Kivubelt that was established in 2011 by Rwandan native Furaha Umwizey. After returning to Rwanda with a master’s degree in economics, Umwizey’s wanted to create the country’s first model coffee plantation through a holistic approach focusing on quality, sustainability and the empowerment of local communities. Under Umwizey’s leadership, Kivubelt has planted over 90,000 coffee trees, employs more than 400 people during harvest months, and acts as an educational center for local smallholders interested in improving their farming. The organization then uses their two washing stations to process coffee from their own farms as well as over 500 smallholder producers who reside in the neighboring communities. This helps less fortunate producers gain access to quality driven processing facilities, allowing them an entrance to the premium focused specialty market.  

The terroir of Jamara Farm is a gifted and unique one of the Nyamasheke district in western Rwanda. The cool, humid climates of both Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe Forest National Park are ideal for coffee cultivation. Kivu itself is part of the East African Rift that creates volcanic seepage from the lake’s bottom, enriching the surrounding area’s soil. The volcanic rock also acts as a filter for the mineral rich groundwater that is abundant throughout this area. The resulting climate and volcanic loam provides ample nutrients during coffee growth, helping showcase the inherited jammy fruit flavors. When the coffee is then processed using the clean and mineral rich groundwater from the region, flavor clarity is also highlighted, allowing structured fruit notes and florality to shine. 

Our goal when roasting a coffee like this is to showcase everything the coffee has inherited from the terroir it was grown in. There is a lot of natural sugar in this coffee, so we wanted to stretch the sugar browning stage of the roasting process. The result is a resinous, light molasses flavor and mouthfeel. Then to highlight the bright plum and orange blossom notes, we roast this coffee pretty light. The brightness and florality of these notes are then balanced by sweetness and mouthfeel making a balanced yet exciting cup of coffee.

 

*farm photos courtesy of Royal Coffee

Since our Secret Stash lineup features rare coffees that we purchase small volumes of, this coffee is first come first serve and might not always be available. If this happens we will contact you to find the best solution.

Coffee Info

Region: Gihombo, Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Altitude: 1700 - 1900 meters
Process: Washed then dried on raised beds
Varieties: Local Bourbon Landraces

Jamara Farm is part of a larger group known as Kivubelt that was established in 2011 by Rwandan native Furaha Umwizey. After returning to Rwanda with a master’s degree in economics, Umwizey’s wanted to create the country’s first model coffee plantation through a holistic approach focusing on quality, sustainability and the empowerment of local communities. Under Umwizey’s leadership, Kivubelt has planted over 90,000 coffee trees, employs more than 400 people during harvest months, and acts as an educational center for local smallholders interested in improving their farming. The organization then uses their two washing stations to process coffee from their own farms as well as over 500 smallholder producers who reside in the neighboring communities. This helps less fortunate producers gain access to quality driven processing facilities, allowing them an entrance to the premium focused specialty market.  

The terroir of Jamara Farm is a gifted and unique one of the Nyamasheke district in western Rwanda. The cool, humid climates of both Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe Forest National Park are ideal for coffee cultivation. Kivu itself is part of the East African Rift that creates volcanic seepage from the lake’s bottom, enriching the surrounding area’s soil. The volcanic rock also acts as a filter for the mineral rich groundwater that is abundant throughout this area. The resulting climate and volcanic loam provides ample nutrients during coffee growth, helping showcase the inherited jammy fruit flavors. When the coffee is then processed using the clean and mineral rich groundwater from the region, flavor clarity is also highlighted, allowing structured fruit notes and florality to shine. 

Our goal when roasting a coffee like this is to showcase everything the coffee has inherited from the terroir it was grown in. There is a lot of natural sugar in this coffee, so we wanted to stretch the sugar browning stage of the roasting process. The result is a resinous, light molasses flavor and mouthfeel. Then to highlight the bright plum and orange blossom notes, we roast this coffee pretty light. The brightness and florality of these notes are then balanced by sweetness and mouthfeel making a balanced yet exciting cup of coffee.

 

*farm photos courtesy of Royal Coffee

Secret Stash Info

Since our Secret Stash lineup features rare coffees that we purchase small volumes of, this coffee is first come first serve and might not always be available. If this happens we will contact you to find the best solution.