Innovative Processes
Rwanda, Sholi, Natural

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This Natural from Rwanda’s Sholi Co-op is complex and juicy. There is a syrupy honey sweetness and a tart citric and malic acidity.

Up until 2017, Rwandan producers could only produce washed coffee because of quality control laws brought in by their national agricultural body. Today, although most of the country’s coffee remains washed, forward-thinking producers like Sholi have been separating their best cherries for small batch natural and experimental production.

    Roasted every Tuesday

    Posted within 2 working days from your order

    100% household recyclable packaging

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    Our roasting schedule

    We roast coffee every week on Tuesday, and all coffee orders are dispatched within two working days of ordering.

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    Delivery for all orders is £3.95. Our delivery service is Royal Mail Tracked 24, meaning delivery time averages one working day. If you think your order is late, then please get in touch at



    100% Arabica Coffee Beans. For maximum freshness, drink as soon as possible. Once opened, keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Roasted and packed in the UK by Taylors of Harrogate, HG2 7LD.

    Innovative Processes <br/>Rwanda, Sholi, Natural
    Innovative Processes <br/>Rwanda, Sholi, Natural
    • Producer

      Multiple small-holders in the Kibumba village region

    • Location

      Muhanga, Rwanda

    • Processing


    • Cultivar

      Red Bourbon

    About the coffee

    As a response to increasing demand from international buyers, in 2017 it was finally allowed by the government for producers to export naturals from Rwanda. At Sholi, in 2020, naturals represented just 0.5% of their total production and it is slowly growing each year.

    We’ve been buying amazing coffee from Rwandan producers for over a decade, but our partnership with Abateraninkunga ba Sholi (meaning “Mutual Assistance”) is a relatively new one. We bought coffee from Sholi first in 2018 and introduced our first natural lot from them in 2020.

    Based in the Muhanga District, about halfway between Kigali and Lake Kivu, the Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified co-op was borne out of a 30-strong women’s association called Kundwa, but today serves ~334 smallholder members with 3 central washing stations. Not only are they producing some of the most consistently delicious Rwandan coffee we’ve tasted, but they’re also offering outstanding support to their farmers and community, such as helping to expand farmer yields through the planting of 400,000 new trees and helping remote communities gain access to healthcare through the building of clinics.

    Innovative Processes

    These coffees have gone through innovative or experimental post-harvest processing methods that create exciting new flavors profiles above and beyond what you’d typically expect of the terroir.