A love of Green Cherries
We’re pretty enamoured with coffee, which is why we roast our own, right up the stairs at Habituel. It means we can make it just the way we like. Strong and not decaffeinated.
Habituel House Blend
Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras and Ethiopia.
Habituel Single Origin
Our single origin coffee changes regularly. Currently, we are roasting (and serving) 100% Red Bourbon coffee, which was processed at Ubumwe washing station. This washing station is owned by Epiphanie Mukashyaka and her family of Buf Coffee.Ubumwe washing station is located Kamonyi District which is only 20 minutes far away from the capital city Kigali. Its first year of operation was in 2018, and it also has a brand new dry mill located on the property, which is used to process all of the coffee.
The Ubumwe region has very rich soil with high levels of phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and boron, which are necessary for coffee growth, promoting cherry ripeness and root development. Ubumwe receives cherries from approximately 500 farmers living at altitudes of 1,550m–1,700m.
The majority of the small farmers that supply Buf Coffee in the area have an average of only 300 coffee trees each (less than a quarter of a hectare), and also use their land to cultivate crops like maize and beans to feed themselves and their families.
This Rwandan coffee is full bodied with caramel sweetness and notes of plum, toffee, papaya and black tea. Great for espresso.
$20 - 250 g pack take away or $4.8 - 28g shot from the Slayer drink in.
The Right Tools
Our coffee is roasted in a special prototype 20kg Buhler AG coffee roaster. Dubbed the RoastMaster, this high-tech machine roasts coffee beans in hot air while rotating in a drum, rather than externally heating the drum. The result is a more even and controllable roast with no charring of the bean. We roast a couple of times a week and you can see all the action as it takes pride of place.