I just want to thank all of you caffeinated, specialty coffee lovers for being so patient with me! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve talked coffee! In this week’s digest, I’m covering Torch Coffee’s Rwanda Hingakawa.
Coming from Morrisville, North Carolina, Torch Coffee seeks out the mission to make coffee more than just that; more importantly, coffee is about empowering people. “With coffee + Education = Higher Quality Coffee leads to Higher Prices, which leads to Better Standards of Living, which finally leads to Empowering People to Break the Cycle of Poverty.” Companies like Torch Coffee are paving the way to making the specialty coffee industry more than just enjoying and appreciating a beverage. It’s more about striving to sustain and thrive an industry for all of the people involved: from farmers all the way to the baristas.
It is truly a pleasure to have Torch Coffee’s Rwanda Hingakwa as part of this week’s feature. This specific single origin is sourced from the region of Gakenke, Rushashi. It is of the bourbon variety and of the washed process.
It is among one of the first few coffees that I’ve had the chance to brew with the Kalita Wave 155. When first tasting the coffee, I’ve noticed a much more rounded and fuller body with utilizing this method. Some of the prominent tasting notes I’ve gotten from the Hingakawa include strawberries, simple sugar sweetness, and a lemonade like finish. Possessing a medium body, it is one to be pleased by those who enjoy fruity qualities found in a Rwandan sourced coffee.
I am very excited to be brewing with the Kalita Wave so stay tuned for more features with utilizing this brew device! Until next week friends!