This coffee from Mahembe is unique in many ways. Justin the owner is unusual in his commitments to improving his operating, and to processing some of the best coffees coming out of Rwanda.
Mahembe is a privately owned washing station, owned by Justin Musabyiama who is also growing his own coffee trees. Justin has grown up in the local area and after moving away for some time decided to come back home and invest in the community he was from by building a wet mill on his father’s coffee plantation.
He has an 8-hectare farm of his own, and is buying cherries from the surrounding smallholders. This area is not as well known for quality coffees as some other parts of Rwanda but has great altitudes and an increasing number of farmers growing coffee at the higher altitudes. Nevertheless, we have found this coffee to be unique, with differences from other coffees in Rwanda in general, and with great potential.
The way Justin has organized the operations and the work he is doing on the ground on quality improvements and close follow up on production gives great results in the cup.
Fully washed & sun-dried on raised beds
98,13 NOK pr kg
Light to medium
Jasmine & earl grey
A delicate, elegant, clean and crisp Ethiopian coffee. It is the very opposite of the bombastic passionfruit & cream. We love how floral and tea like this lovely gem is.
Plum & almond
The plum is back! We love these tart and smooth coffees from the Antioquia region in Colombia. We've often featured coffees from Juan Saldarriaga but this time we're seeing his vision expressed through the processing of his friend Jamie Ariza's coffee.
Wild strawberries & dark chocolate
One of the most exciting Colombian coffees we'll have this year is this vibrant and fresh hybrid variety from Victor Barrera. Its so far outside of any expectations of coffees from this region. You're going to love it.
Butter & artichoke
We've had a coffee on our menu from Juan Saldarriaga in Colombia for almost the whole time we've been roasting. We love his attitude to experimentation and adventure and this coffee is no different. Its wild, funky and weird for all those looking for a really different cup of coffee.
Rhubarb & brown sugar
Our first ever Indonesian coffee. It makes Talor especially excited to share because it feels so close to home. It is an unusual coffee of the cultivar Sigarar Utang from Frinsa Estate. It’s located in West Java, locally called Sunda.
Raspberry & vanilla
When we tasted this mouth watering coffee from Rwanda, we were totally blown away. It has a fresh, vibrant tang of wild raspberries with a lovely velvety vanilla finish.
Tropical fruit & hibiscus
The very first of one of our favourite origins for 2018. The super juicy, vibrant and fragrant dream is so perfect for making a refreshing chilled black coffee.
Lemon & brown sugar
Ilomba Factory is a washing station located in Ilomba Village, Mbozi district, on steep sloping hills of South Western highlands region of Mbeya, Tanzania. It is a voluntary organization of smallholder coffee farmers aimed at joining forces to improve coffee production and marketing.
Elderflower & white peach
When we launched the roastery at the end of 2016, we did so with one of our favourite coffees we've ever had: the elderflower & butter. It was a gorgeous coffee from Burundi and we never forgotten how much we loved it. So when we found another from the same washing station with similar characteristics, we couldn't wait to bring it back.
Caramel & apple
La Macarena is a farm owned by a close friend of the Salaverria family, Hugo Barrera in El Salvador. It’s in an area called Apaneca Illamatepeque. The coffee is grown around 1250 MASL. Due to the local micro climate, the maturation is slow and it tastes like a very well developed coffee from high altitudes.
Passionfruit & cream
This tropical delight is the last of our Ethiopians for 2017. Its balanced and incredibly sweet with a very creamy mouthfeel.
We've partnered with Simon Landrein, Emalco and Bielke & Yang to bring you a limited run of these gorgeous enamel cups.
Hazelnut & plum
Sold out. This is a project with an El Salvadorian producer, Jose Antonio Salaverria and his two sons Andres Salaverria and Jose Antonio Salaverria the younger. They are now the 6th generation of coffee producers. The ancestors started with coffee in Huachapan.
Orange & spice
Sold out. There is nothing better than a zesty, spicy Colombian coffee and this gorgeous gem from Jose Rodriguez doesn't disappoint.
Cacao & stewed apple
Sold out. In Usulatan, on top of the Tepeca volcano, you can find Los Pirineos owned by the producer Gilberto Baraona. It’s located on a volcanic mountain range surrounded by the cities of Berlin, Santiago de Maria and Joy.
Vanilla & cream
Sold out. One of our favourites at the moment. This super tasty, creamy coffee from Alcides Avendano in Colombia is a really great all-rounder.
Stout & grapefruit
Sold out. We've never worked with any Tanzanian coffee before but when we found this beauty, it totally blew us away so we just had to share it.
Rhubarb & spice
Sold out. Peaberries can often be overlooked in specialty coffee but after finding this gem, we knew you'd love it. Its a deep, complex, spicy and vibrant coffee from Rwanda. Really challenging our expectations of coffee that can be found in this region.
Red apple & honey
Sold out. This is the first of a slew of extremely delicious coffees we're bringing in from Rwanda this year. It is juicy, complex, lingering and very tasty.
Cherry & double cream
Sold out. Elegant, creamy, complex and delicious. This is a really tasty coffee from Colombia. It also happens to be organic!
Frankincense, gold & coffee
Sold out. This is our last of the Gesha Village we have to share with you for 2017.
Pineapple & chocolate
Sold out. Gatare is a washing station in the West of Rwanda, in the district of Nyamasheke and lies close to Nyungwe Forest. It is one of the oldest and one of the bigger washing stations in Rwanda.
Chamomile & orange
Sold out. Jørgen and I found this on a cupping table in Oslo at the end of last year and are really happy to share it with you. It is a gorgeously elegant and balanced coffee from Ethiopia. It has gorgeous citrus and is very tea like.
Grapefruit & chocolate
Sold out. One of our beautiful more traditional El Salvadorian coffees that is perfect for a non-challenging breakfast coffee.
Milk Chocolate & Blackberry
Sold out. Talor has been lucky enough to be working with the delicious coffee from the Caballero's for her entire roasting career. This tasty gem is just another brilliant example of their incredible work in Honduras to increase the profile of all Honduran coffees.
Ruby Grapefruit & Hibiscus
Sold out. The last of our Kenyan offerings for 2017 and this one is a real beauty! We've offered some really juicy and wild coffees from this region in the past but this one is something else entirely.
Cream & orange
Sold out. We love a super tasty, smooth and buttery Brazilian coffee. This gem from Antônio Rigno is everything we love about coffees from this region.
Bakers Chocolate & Nuts
Sold out. Hernando Gomez owns Bella Vista, a beautiful farm found at the end of a long and bumpy drive over three mountain ranges.
Lime & green tea
Sold out. We continue to fall in love with the gorgeous coffees coming out of Burundi, especially from this region. Last year we launched the roastery with the hylleblomst & smør from the same producer and it was one of the best coffees we worked with all year.
Tobacco & Mint
Sold out. Kamajumba in Rwanda is one of three single farms in this region. It covers 9 hectares and is made up of 19,460 coffee trees. This gives the farm the capacity to keep its own production separate and process its cherries into green coffee without combining with other farmer’s production.
Tre bønner til Askepott
Sold out. We wanted to have a little fun when we found the perfect coffee to share with you for our first ever Christmas coffee. Thats why we decided to name it after our favourite Norwegian Christmas tradition: The classic film that is shown on the morning of the 24th of December on NRK.
Dark Chocolate & Cream
Sold out. This coffee is from a project with an El Salvadorian producer, Jose Antonio Salaverria and his two sons Andres and Jose Antonio. Its a gorgeous example of a meticulously produced coffee from this region.
Rose hip & Vanilla Cream
Sold out. After a season of bright, citric and floral Ethiopian coffees, we are super excited to be working with this silky and creamy beauty from the Mokanisa washing station in the Guji region.
Melon & Peach
Sold out. Without a doubt, this is the most astounding coffee from Colombia we've worked with this year. The producer has done an extraordinary job with his super delicious coffee, defying all expectations of what we can expect from this part of the world.
Plum & Dates
Sold out. We continue to be totally blown away by the offers coming from Honduras this year. Each coffee that we've found has been well produced, beautifully balanced and has remained really solid on the cupping table for its whole stay with us.
Mandarine & Jasmine
Sold out. We absolutely love coffees from this region in Ethiopia. They are clean, floral, bright and offer a nice counter balance to the heavier coffees we're releasing at the moment. So when the opportunity came to showcase the 2017 harvest of a coffee we already love, we jumped at the chance.
Biscuit & Hazelnut
Sold out. In Usulatan, El Salvador, on top of the Tepeca volcano, you can find Los Pirineos owned by the producer Gilberto Baraona. It’s located on a volcanic mountain range surrounded by the cities of Berlin, Santiago de Maria and Joy.
Sweet Liquorice & Lavender
Sold out. The fourth of this years spectacular offers from Kenya, this little gem from Karuthi, Nyeri is so complex, balanced and sweet. Its the perfect combination of the winey, juicy but also floral and delicate.
Peach & Jasmine
Sold out. Those of you that enjoyed the elegant, tea like mouthfeel of the Apricot & Black Tea will really enjoy this gentle, crisp and lovely coffee from Ethiopia.
Plum & Blackcurrent
Sold out. This lovely coffee from Honduras is an markedly different style in comparison with other coffees from the region.
Tamarillo & Green Apple
Sold out. Nyeri is a region in Kenya that has become synonymous with tart, juicy, wine-like, high-quality coffees. This beauty from the Mugaga Cooperative is a perfect example of why this region is so revered by coffee industry professionals.
Almond & Butter
Sold out. This classic Guatemalan coffee is grown on a farm named El Falso, which was inherited by Josue Burgos in 1992. It is round and full bodied, an excellent breakfast coffee.
Vanilla & Brown Sugar
Sold out. Colombian coffees are especially interesting because of the varied terrain and climate. We're really excited to welcome another fresh crop offering from the Huila region from a producer we haven't worked with before.
Watermelon & sherbet
Sold out. The pixie dust and candy was without a doubt the most extraordinary coffee that we've had the privilege of working with. People all over the world came back to us months after we had sent out the last drops to tell us how it completely changed the way they thought coffee could taste. So thats why we couldn't pass up the opportunity to get our hands on some more when Trabocca nabbed one of the top lots in the auction.
Pomegranate & Golden Syrup
Sold out. Since moving to Norway five years ago, I've been working with the coffees from Marysabel Caballero and her husband Moises Herrera. They were the first producers of Honduran coffee to totally change my perception of what was possible in coffees from this region.
Violet Honey Geisha
Sold out. For the last seven years, Roger Ureña has been meticulously researching and preparing the replanting of his recently purchased farm, Santa Teresa in Tarrazu, Costa Rica. Amongst the different varieties he's now producing, we were lucky enough to get our hands on a small amount of honey processed Geisha.
Fuzzy Peach & Brandy
Sold out. Luis Saldarriaga encapsulates the incredible energy of the next generation of Colombian coffee producers. Since taking over his father's farm two years ago, he continues to test theories and explore new methods. This coffee is a wonderful example of the fruits of his labour.
Pixie Dust & Candy
Sold out. You know that first time you tasted a coffee and you felt like you really understood what all the fuss was about? This is that coffee. Without a doubt, hands down, this is the most delicious coffee we've ever tasted.
Lemonade & Honey
Sold out. Burundi had a fantastic harvest last year and the first of our Burundian coffees has been tasting and performing wonderfully over the months. This is why we wanted to bring you another delicious coffee from this region.
Fig & Grapefruit
Sold out. This astoundingly bright and complex coffee comes from a farm named El Embudo located in La Plata and is part of a new project Nordic Approach is hoping to develop. It's a unique Colombian coffee that pushes the boundaries of the type of flavours traditionally found in this region.
Milk Chocolate & Marzipan
Sold out. A classic coffee from Guatemala. Heavy bodied and perfect to enjoy with milk. This is a great choice for an espresso or breakfast coffee.
Cherry & Liquorice
Sold out. Costa Rica is a very unique producing country because of the many small mills that exist to process and harvest micro lots and different varieties from its surrounding region. La Roca is run by the Umaña family and we’re excited to purchase coffee from their third year of production.
Yellow Apple & Tomato
Sold out. There is something particular about the taste of Kenyan coffee that is unlike anything else. We're really excited about this beauty from the Kirinyaga province, as its our first fresh crop coffee from this region for 2017.
Lavender & Red Currant
Sold out. The cooperative at Kapsokisio in Kenya produces stunning coffees that are unique and unlike other coffees produced in different parts of the country. Having worked with this cooperative extensively in the past, we are over the moon to work alongside Cafe Imports to share it with you.
Rainbows & Unicorns
Sold out. Hacienda Esmeralda is one of the most well-known specialty producers in the world - for good reason. They have continuously won the Best of Panama for many years in a row since 2004 after selectively cultivating a varietal known as Geisha that they bought and planted originally as to defend against the scourge of leaf rust.
Blackcurrant & Sugar Snap Pea
Sold out. Kenyan coffee is known as some of the highest quality in the world, and this one is no exception.
Apricot & Black Tea
Sold out. We're super proud to be launching the roastery with this coffee, as the Ethiopian Aricha has always held a special place in my heart.
Jasmine & Lingonberry
Sold out. We found this Kenyan coffee earlier this year and sent it out as part of our beta testing. Everyone really seemed to love it so we thought it would be nice to keep it in the line up.
Lime & Nectarine
Sold out. Ian from Curated Brew, a subscription service based in the UK, got in touch with us a few months ago hoping that we could find a stellar coffee to offer for their April box. We thought that this delicious, ripe and zesty Rwandan coffee was just the right fit.
Rhubarb & Rose hip
Sold out. The team at Helsar de Zarcero in Costa Rica are dedicated to producing the most extraordinary cascara we've ever tasted. They've been working with the school of food science and technology at the University of Costa Rica to develop a method to dehydrate organic coffee pulp and its really paying off.
Plum & Almond
Sold out. A gorgeous Colombian coffee, perfect for espresso drinkers or those looking for a more intense mouthfeel. We found this coffee on a cupping table in Oslo and couldn't wait to share it with you.
Ice Cream Sundae
Sold out. If you enjoyed the Gesha Village, then this coffee is definitely for you. We managed to get our hands on the only 20kg of this varietal that was produced this year and it is especially interesting because its usually impossible because of the climate to produce naturals in Colombia but the unusually hot Summer has allowed for this really special treat.