Years ago our journey in the coffee industry began with exporting Rwanda's Specialty coffee to roasters around the world. They enjoyed buying our single-origins to showcase on their coffee menu giving their customers something to talk and think about. The definition of single-origin might differ slightly depending on what article you're reading, but a single-origin coffee is generally from one growing region or single farm in one country. What I have learned living and working here for the past ten years, is that Rwanda's coffee possesses certain complex flavours, depicting its origin, which is as a result of the soil, altitude, water and climate in which these Bourbon coffee trees grow.
However, what is important to understand is that not all coffees from a certain origin are the same. Here in Rwanda, the country is divided into provinces, districts and sectors. There are certain provinces, where the coffee is grown, which have distinct characteristics, unique to that particular area, similar to the wine industry. Rwandan coffee is known for its bright acidity and rich, creamy body. Yet there are specific regions in Rwanda, where the coffee produced possesses distinct, unique flavour notes. The processing methods of the coffee cherries also play their part in the final distinct taste profile of the cup. This is where traceability comes in and why we at 3 African Sisters are so passionate about offering Africa's Finest single-origin coffee. In a world that is slowly losing that human touch, we offer you a connection to the people and land. Single-origin gives you, the coffee lover, the opportunity of knowing exactly where your coffee is coming from and in that way linking you and creating a full circle from crop to cup to farmer.