Gatare Lot 2 Rwanda: Tastes Like Mandarins & Maple


Gatare Lot 2 Rwanda: Tastes Like Mandarins & Maple



This Gatare comes to us from the Nyamasheke region of southwest Rwanda and the renowned Kanzu washing station. Here, at altitudes of 1700m-2000m, the French Mission Bourbon varietal really sings. We absolutely love this coffee: redolent with juicy mandarin and super sweet maple syrup on the finish. Sure, as with all Rwandan coffees, there is the risk of "potato defect" (every now and again a cup will have a distinct wet potato aroma). But, without risk, there is no reward and this coffee is more than worth it. Besides, that's how we here at Sterling live life: we grip it and we rip it!  Light roasted for drip and press. 


Small orders ship in 1 business day, large orders ship in 2 business days. 

If your delivery address is within 2 miles of NW Portland, input the discount code "LOCAL" at checkout for a small discount. 

We are happy to grind your coffee for you; please include all details for your order in order notes. We will contact you shortly after you check out if we have any questions.


We serve this coffee as both espresso and drip in our shops.  We use 20g ground espresso to produce 35g brewed espresso in 26-30 seconds.  If you don't have a scale and the espresso is between 7 and 14 days old, just aim for a volume a little over 1.75 ounces for a double.  Please note this coffee is delicious as straight espresso but can get lost in milk; if you prefer a stronger espresso for milk drinks we recommend using the Blendo Stupendo.  Of course, feel free to experiment with the parameters to find your perfect coffee.  If our parameters make the espresso tastes sour or bitter to you, just increase your brewed amount a few grams up if it's sour or a few grams down if it's bitter.  For our drip coffee, the parameters vary a little because we use a refractometer to control strength at 1.35% TDS, but if you don't have a refractometer just use about 12 grams of coffee for 8 ounces of water.  Please contact us with any brewing related questions!


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