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Black Star

The beans we call "Black Star" means a lot us here at Cafe Ruisseau. Not only is it a nod to one of the greatest hip hop duos in history Mos Def and Talib Kweli, but its also a nod to the activist Marcus Garvey. The original Black Star Line was meant to empower African Americans economically and inspire pride in their connection to the continent. 


Our Black Star Coffee is a rotating coffee, meaning that every few months we'll change the country or region, but it will always be an African country.


This time around The Bklack Star comes to us from the Rubavu district in western Rwanda. Living close to the shores of Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes that forms a border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, over 1,400 smallholder farmers in the town of Nyamyumba produce this bright and complex washed coffee. You can expect tangy citrus acidity with a tea-like delicacy, finished with an earthy sweetness akin to cinnamon.


FLAVOR PROFILE: sweet & complex
WE TASTE: grapefruit, black tea, cinnamon

Black Star

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