Regine Light Roast Coffee Beans 227g

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Regine is a farmer who is part of the Ikizere Women producers. Regine is a single mother, but beyond that she lives with the condition of albinism in a society that holds harmful beliefs about people like Regine. Not only does it typically lend itself to a type of social isolation, it’s common throughout Rwanda to believe that people with albinism possess magical or supernatural powers and as such, they are routinely subject to dehumanizing practices and violent attacks. 

Grown on her tiny 0.6 hectare farm, this mircolot represents her entire production for the year which is a formidable production given that she manages the collection on her own, despite her concurrent issues with reduced vision and mobility.

Bag size: 227g

ORIGIN + VARIETY: SINGLE ORIGIN - Rwanda / Red Bourbon / Microlot
TASTING NOTES: Caramel - Soft Fruit Notes
PRODUCER: Regine Nyirbahinde
LOCATION:   Northern Provence, Gakenke District, Rwanda
ALTITUDE (Farms): 1850 masl

Brewing Tips
  • ESPRESSO: This pulls a rich espresso shot that goes great with milk based drinks! We pull this as a traditional 1:2 shot. 
  • FRENCH PRESS/POUR OVER: for making this dark roast, we suggest using water that has cooled a bit form boil, as too hot water with a dark roast can create a harsh, over-extracted taste.
  • If you don't have a kettle that can set the temperature, simply bring your kettle to a full boil, then let it rest for a minute or so before starting your bloom (the first pour where you wet the grinds to let the gas out). 
  • For POUR OVER, you can also grind a touch coarser than usual to avoid over extraction. And use a more slightly more generous ratio, like a 1:16 or 1:17. 

The Artery Community Roasters Mission

1) Employ people living with disabilities and pay them a living wage. 

2) Inspire other business to hire people with disabilities and pay them, and their other employees, a living wage. 

3) Roast ethically sourced specialty coffee with care, and get it to consumers within a week or less of roasting. We like it fresssssssssh. 

4) Limit our impact on the environment.

This product is: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Keto Friendly, Nut-Free and Direct Trade.

Made by The Artery Community Roasters in Ottawa, Ontario.

2% of all sales will help to #CraftChange.