Players Gold | House Blend | Rwanda x Nicaragua

Red Berries, Fudge, Chocolate Biscuits.


Origin: Rwanda / Nicaragua

Region: Gatsibo, Eastern Province / Matagalpa, Jinotega

Farm/CWS: Humure CWS / Finca Aurora CWS

Producer: Humure surrounding Smallholder Farmers, Emmanuel Rusatira / Dr. Enrique Ferrufino & Family

Altitude: 1200-1835m

Variety: Red Bourbon, Catuaí, Caturra

Process: Natural / Washed


A bloody nice house blend with notes of red berries, fudge, chocolate biscuits.

Creating this blend was easy. In the past when creating blends, we've hit logistical hurdles, had differences of opinion regarding rations and argued about our aims. This time we just put two great coffees together. The result is gold!

Just like the original Players Gold, this blend has been created with usability and sweetness in mind. Tasting characteristics vary depending on how the blend is dialed but you can consistently expect notes of Red Berries, Fudge, Chocolate Biscuits.

The blend is a 50/50 mix of two single origin coffees:

Nicaragua - Finca Aurora - Washed
Matagalpa, Jinotega
Process: Washed
Variety: Catuaí, Caturra
Altitude: 1200-1400m
Producer: Dr. Enrique Ferrufino & family
Exporter: Sucafina Specialty

Dr. Enrique Ferrufino, together with his wife Silvia, decided to go into the coffee business in 1992, then purchased Finca Aurora in 2004. They inspired in their three children a love for coffee from an early age and since acquiring Aurora, the whole family has worked together to produce great coffee.

Preserving nature is a top priority for the family. They only use renewable energy and work diligently on conserving water resources and natural habitats. The farm houses a variety of native trees, home to many species of birds and wildlife. These trees also provide the plantation with shade and fertilise the soils with organic matter, which protects the land from erosion, droughts and floods.

Rwanda - Humure CWS - Natural
Gatsibo, Eastern Province
Process: Natural
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1550-1835m
Producer: Humure surrounding smallholder farmers, Emmanuel Rusatira
Exporter: Baho Coffee (Direct Trade)

Humure station is unusual in Rwanda as it is managed entirely by women. Last year, our in-country partner Emmanuel, invested in new washing channels and a big storage unit to help the station produce higher quality coffees at a larger scale. The name Humure comes from the highest hill in the area, it's a popular visitor destination, and with all the recent work on the station, soon to be a flag for quality in Rwandan coffee.

This Natural is a screen size 12 lot, this means small beans. We started buying smaller screen size lots from Emma in 2021, it's been really positive in a couple of ways. It's enabled us to offer high quality Rwandan coffees at a price that's not out of reach for an approachable house coffee. Secondly, and more importantly, it adds value to a product that would likely otherwise be destined for the commodity market, meaning more money for the community.

Sustainability & Post Life

Tub: Contains recycled material | FSC certified mixed sources | Recycle with paper at home

Tape: Made from plants | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee Bag: Recyclable LDPE with EVOH barrier and WIPF Recyclable Valve | Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)

Diamond Sticker: Foil-coated polypropylene material | Non-recyclable | Diamonds are forever

Tasting Card: Made from 100% recycled fibre​ | ​​FSC® certified and carries the EU Ecolabel | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee FAQ

Does your coffee come as whole bean or ground?

We only sell whole bean coffee. This is to ensure you make the best cup possible and a big part of that is grinding the coffee just before using it.

If you're in need of a grinder, head to our brewing store.

What's the difference between espresso and filter roast?

We profile most of our coffees for both espresso and filter. In basic terms, espresso coffee is often more developed and slightly darker than a filter roast. This varies with each coffee and in general we roast our coffee to what is considered a light/modern profile. Which one is best for you depends on your intended brewing method.

You can search by brew type on our shop.

Is your coffee roasted to order?

We roast multiple times throughout the week and dispatch online orders twice per week (at minimum). Due to the way we roast coffee, we recommend a minimum rest period of 10 days before brewing.