Carbonic Maceration: a unique processing technique which uses CO2 to develop exceptional flavours.
This coffee is grown in the Giheke region of Rwanda and processed at the Liza station. Liza is a co-operative of 500 small hold farmers.
Carbonic Maceration is when coffee is fermented in a carbon-dioxide rich environment.
Coffee cherries are placed into airtight stainless steel barrels. CO2 is then pumped into the barrel, causing the cherries to break down different levels of pectins. This creates bright and winey coffees with strong notes of red fruit.
Jean Paul owns Liza washing station in addition to his plantation of several thousand coffee trees. He supports several hundred local coffee farmers who harvest and deliver their coffee to his washing station.
Process: Carbonic Maceration
Cup Score: 87.25
Tasting Notes: Strawberry Candy, Red Grape, Sweet Macadamia