Milk @milkcoffeeldn
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Chasing waterfalls since '12
870 Posts
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Chasing waterfalls since '12
Day two 馃嚪馃嚰: we visited Mahembe washing station in the western province high in the hills surrounding lake Kivu. Mahembe has always produced some of our favourite Rwandan coffees and we serve them every year @milkcoffeeldn and @milkteethcoffee It was incredible to see the direct link between cleanliness and attention to detail at the washing station and clarity in the cup. We arrived in the afternoon as local women were delivering their days harvest of fresh coffee cherries. Once the bags are weighed and inspected the farmers are payed there and then so they are able to pass by the local market on their way home. Justin Musabyiama the owner of Mahembe returned to take over his fathers small coffee farm after the 1994 genocide and in 2010 began the wet mill to process his coffees rather than selling them on. The first year of production he won 4th place in Rwanda Cup of Excellence and now works with about 500 local small holders, farmers and family's to process coffee from the surrounding hills. He invests heavily in his relationship with local farmers with premiums made on his coffees being used to pay for healthcare, schooling and equipment for the community. As the thunderstorms rolled in we ended our day by lake kivu with fried talapia from the lake, white maize and, of course, mutzig. . . . . #coffee #specialtycoffee #rwanda #the#thebarnberlin #thebarn #coffeefarm #鈽曪笍 #lon#londoncoffees #londoncoffee #ins#instagood #instagramers #instalike #milk #milkcafe #cupofexcellence #coffeeshop #coffeeroasters #filtercoffee #farm #instagood #instafood #instacoffee #africancoffee #vis#visitrwanda #tra#travelgram #traveller #photography #huawei #huaweiphotography #travelgram #picoftheday #instapic #visitrwanda
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As we left kageyo, children from the local village came to say hi 馃憢 driving through the western Provence of Rwanda it's clear that coffee farms and the wet mills they supply form an integral part of people lives here. We stopped by a road side shop where farmers drink warm Mutzig, a beer made from local sorghum and toasted the hospitality and warmth of the farmers and our wonderful guides. Btw mutzig has become quite a stable in the milk / barn mandem . . . . #coffee #specialtycoffee #rwanda #the#thebarnin #thebarn #coffeefarm #鈽曪笍 #lon#londoncoffees #londoncoffee #ins#instagood #instagramers #instalike #milk #milkcafe #cupofexcellence #coffeeshop #coffeeroasters #filtercoffee #farm #instagood #instafood #instacoffee #africancoffee #visitrwanda #tra#travelgram #traveller #photography #huawei #huaweiphotography #travelgram #picoftheday #instapic
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Day 1 | 馃嚪馃嚰 Berry bora and the potato defect is a ongoing part of the the conversation around Rwandan coffee. A single defective bean can ruin entire lot of coffee and it's absolutely incredible to see the care and attention the wet mills apply to ensure quality. After washing and a 12 hour fermentation the wet coffee is graded A,B or C according to density and meticulously hand sorted on tables by the members of the cooperative. They spend 8 hours sifting through each lot picking out damaged, defective or underripe beans. We get to cup these coffees tomorrow back at Rawanda Trading Co's dry mill, can't wait to see how the attention to detail comes through in the cup. . . . . . #coffee #specialtycoffee #rwanda #the#thebarnin #thebarn #coffeefarm #鈽曪笍 #lon#londoncoffees #londoncoffee #ins#instagood #instagramers #instalike #milk #milkcafe #cupofexcellence #coffeeshop #coffeeroasters #filtercoffee #farm #instagood #instafood #instacoffee #africancoffee #visitrwanda #tra#travelgram #traveller #photography #huawei #huaweiphotography #travelgram #picoftheday #instapic
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Day 1 | 馃嚪馃嚰 Our first stop is Kageyo washing station in kibogora, western province Rwanda, just over 2000 metres above sea level. Rwanda trading company bought the station 2 years ago from a small cooperative and kept them in management whilst introducing new practices in farming and washing to reduce the possibility of defect and increase cup quality. They also installed a brand new eco pulper to reduce waste and recycle the precious gravity fed water flowing from springs a few hundred metres above the station. . . . . . #coffee #specialtycoffee #rwa#rwanda #mahembe #the#thebarnin #thebarn #coffeefarm #independent #cafe #brunch #鈽曪笍 #London #lon#londoncoffees #londoncoffee #ins#instagood #instagramers #instalike #milk #milkcafe #cupofexcellence #coffeeshop #coffeeroasters #filtercoffee #farm #instagood #instafood #instacoffee #africancoffee #supportindie #visitrwanda #rwanda
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Our Sister cafe @milkteethcoffee brining it w the Sulphur Crested Vibes 馃挍馃晩 Just voted Best Brunch & Coffee in Tooting by @timeoutlondon Gwaaan baby girl 馃懚
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We leave for Rwanda this Friday to visit Huye Mountain and Mahembe coffee farms w our friends @thebarnberlin Keep your eyes peeled to our stories for updates & in the meantime click the link in our bio to hear from Ralf founder of The Barn discuss the beautiful coffees from Huye Mountain 馃挍 . . . . . #coffee #specialtycoffee #rwanda #mahembe #the#thebarnberlin #thebarn #coffeefarm #independent #cafe #brunch #鈽曪笍 #London #lon#londoncoffees #londoncoffee #ins#instagood #instagramers #instalike #milk #milkcafe #cupofexcellence #coffeeshop #coffeeroasters #filtercoffee #farm #instagood #instafood #instacoffee #africancoffee #supportindie #travel #travelgram
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Buckwheat pancakes, the most incredible Alfonso mangos, Amalfi lemon posset, yuzu, lemon tea cake crumb & black lime on all bank holiday weekend 馃ゥ馃崑馃馃尨
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