Introducing - Rwanda Twongerekawa Coko

28 March 2024
Introducing - Rwanda Twongerekawa Coko

Twongerekawa Coko; Rwanda Washed Bourbon

Twongerekawa Coko makes its 3fe debut! This Rwandan washed Bourbon is a wonderful representation of the awe inspiring, mountainous region it comes from. Grown in the rich volcanic soils of the Gakenke district in North West Rwanda, this coffee is bursting with flavour, helped along even more by the plentiful sunshine and tropical rainfalls that are common in the area as well as the organic practices of the producers who have brought this star is on our list.

Twongerekawa Coko; Washed Bourbon

Notes: White Grape, Lemonade, Black Tea - €12.50

What to expect ?

A delicate stone fruit sweetness, matched by a zingy citrus acidity and a black tea like quality one would expect from a good African coffee, the Twongerekawa Coko is a new coffee to us, one that we’re welcoming to our list with open arms!

Rwanda - Twongerekawa Coko Coffee in 3fe Cafe

Twongerekawa Coko is a co-operative based in the Coko sector, Gakenke district, in Rwanda’s northern province. The co-op works with over 1,200 local smallholder farmers, each with an average plot of 1.3ha in size. This lot is Fair-trade and Organic certified with the producers making use of organic fertilisers such as manure, and mulching with coffee pulp.


Gakenke district

Gakenke district lies in North West Rwanda near the Volcanoes National Park, home to 1 of only 3 populations of endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Like much of Rwanda - “the land of a thousand hills” - the terrain is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine, and tropical rainfall provide exceptional conditions for the cultivation of arabica, and the Bourbon variety particularly excels in the high elevations of Rwanda’s mountains.


Bourbon variety

Bourbon coffee is one of the oldest known varieties of Arabica. Alongside Typica, Bourbon is considered one of the world's most culturally and genetically important varieties of arabica coffee. Bourbon coffee is known for its complex and full-bodied flavour profile, with bright acidity and prominent sweetness. It can be found in various origins and altitudes, each offering its own distinct characteristics.