Musasa Ruli, Rwanda


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    We offer multiple espresso grind options: the domestic grind is slightly coarser, perfect for home espresso machines from Sage or De'Longhi; and the commercial grind is the finer option, suited towards commercial machines from La Marzocco, Sanremo.
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A Single Origin Coffee from Rwanda

Returning to our line-up is an annual favourite from Rwanda’s Musasa Ruli washing station. With crisp tasting notes of cranberry, honey & rhubarb, this filter roast is the perfect match for brighter sunny mornings.

Flavour profile:

Cranberry, Honey, Rhubarb

Best for:


Musasa Ruli


Gakenke, Rwanda


1,700 - 2,000 masl


Red Bourbon



The Story

The Musasa Dukunde Kawa cooperative manages three washing stations in the Gakenke District of Northern Rwanda with this coffee hailing from their first location, the Ruli washing station. Here they process the cherries from more than 1,000 local farmers growing Rwanda’s coveted Red Bourbon variety. As most of these farmers own less than a quarter of a hectare of land, working together as a cooperative allows for their harvest to be combined, processed and exported at significantly better prices.

The Ruli washing station is incredibly precise and takes pride in upholding these high processing standards. Cherries are hand-picked only when fully ripe and delivered for processing the same day. After pulping beans from their fruit the coffee is fermented in clean water overnight and then graded in flotation
channels to sort higher qualities by density. Over a two week drying period these beans are continually sorted and stabilised to 11% humidity. Most impressive of all is the traceability of each lot with its unique code following the coffee from date of harvest all the way to its export preparation in Kigali.
This precision is paying notable dividends for the farmers and the wider community. The Musasa cooperative is actively reinvesting this and now funds local education, medical care and transport - an impressive example of better quality coffee providing a better quality of life.

Our ambition is to continue sourcing, roasting and crafting the finest coffees from the heart of East London.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What date will my coffee be roasted?

    We aim to ship our coffee as fresh as possible, however you may receive coffee roasted up to 7 days prior to the shipping date.

  • What grind type should I choose?

    We offer multiple grind options from Cafetiere to Espresso and everything between. Our domestic espresso grind is slightly coarser and is perfect for home espresso machines, such as DeLonghi or Sage whereas the commercial espresso grind is better suited to commercial machines like La Marzocco or Sanremo. If you’re not sure what grind to choose please get in touch with our team at admin@climpsonandsons to see how they can help. Remember, pre-ground coffee is not an exact science and is only one of many brewing variables. For better brewing, why not take a look at one of our brew guides here

  • Can I order 1kg of coffee?

    This is not something we currently offer but why not consider helping us reduce packaging by ordering a 2kg bag instead? Wholebean coffee has a longer shelf life than you might think, up to 3 months!