Abe and Co Coffee

The Roasters:

Guy started Abe & Co from his garden after buying an Aillio Bullet. The actual idea was to roast coffee for himself and to enjoy geeking out, however after some of his friends tried his back garden coffee, orders started to come in. Guy’s biggest coffee passion is finding and roasting coffee, which coffee lovers can use to make coffee shop quality drinks at home.

Coffee name:

Bwenda, Rwanda

The Coffee:

A true gem sourced from the beautiful region of Paranaiba in Brazil. Grown with utmost care on the renowned Sucuri Farm, this coffee embodies the dedication and passion of the esteemed farmer, Mr. Barbosa. With an altitude of 1100 MASL, the beans thrive in the perfect environment, resulting in a flavour profile that will captivate your senses. A medium roast ensures a balanced cup, with notes of chocolate and caramel dancing on your palate, accented by a subtle fruitiness that adds a delightful twist.





Tasting Notes:

Tangerine, Hazlenut butter

Why we like it:

We love the smooth and rich flavour of this coffee. It also has a slight citrus which makes a fantastic espresso or flat white.
Abe and Co Coffee | Rwanda

Abe and Co Coffee | Rwanda

Abe and Co Coffee | Rwanda

Regular price £9.00

Freshly roasted coffee sent to you directly from Abe and Co coffee roasters. 

Coffee name: Bwenda

Notes of: Tangerine, Hazelnut Butter, Smooth

Grown in: Rwanda

Process: Washed

The coffee:

I love the smooth and rich flavour of this coffee. The slight citrus makes a knock out espresso or flat white

The farmers:

187km south-west of Kigali city, through the foothills and rice fields and into the Land of a Thousand Hills is the Bwenda washing station. Just north-west of Butare in the Kbumbwe sector, Bwenda occupies a small area of between 2-3 ha.

Bwenda is named after the cell of land it’s on. It’s manager, Eric, resides in nearby Huwe and has been the manager since RTC took ownership. Thanks to the training the farmers have received in financial management (which is just one aspect of RTC’s training) Eric is content in knowing that they have been provided the opportunity to make savings, thus ensuring some longer term stability and financial independence.

The station employs 3 people full-time, including Eric, with the addition of providing seasonal work for around 60 casual workers during the harvest season. Women account for around 85% of the labour force at Bwenda, and we asked if this was because the work required less physical labour than other roles on the station Eric replied “No, they are just better at it than the men”.

in 2022 1600 smallholder farmers local to Bwenda were contributing cherry to the station. Farm sizes ranged from just 100 trees to 7000 trees (around 3 hectares), and the farms lay between 0.5km to 4km away. The vast majority of farmers are between the ages of 30-55/60 with around 25% being either elderly or under 25. To enable farmers to contribute cherry in spite of access to the station from farms or issues of mobility, the site provides collection points and site collectors who gather cherry from across 20 locations. Collectors will inspect and weigh deliveries of cherry and pay the farmers straight away. Additionally, the station provides farmers with organic EM2 compost which consists of recycled cherry pulp with some animal manure.

All 1600 farmers using Bwenda have completed or are current participants in the Agribusiness Training Program.

Coffee available in: Whole bean, Ground Medium (AeroPress / V60 / Chemex), Fine (espresso / moka pot), Ground Coarse (French Press / cafetière)

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