Tiddy Mun – Rwanda
Recommended: Pour over / Drip
Regions: Nyamagabe, Southern Rwanda
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Notes: Ripe fig, cherry, cocoa nibs and with a full and velvety toffee mouth-feel complemented by a rounded tangerine acidity
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Rwandan Specialty Coffee
Tiddy Mun, our Rwandan specialty coffee, has been sourced from the Nyamagabe coffee growing region in the south of the country. Nyamagabe is highly regarded for producing outstanding quality beans of exceptional flavour and this is exactly what to expect from Tiddy Mun. Fruity notes of pineapple and forest berries combine beautifully with flavours of earl grey tea resulting in a tropical, fruity and refreshing coffee.
The naturally processed Red Bourbon beans have been roasted to a medium darkness to accentuate the complex flavours of this Rwandan coffee and although it can be used for espresso drinks, Tiddy Mun lends itself perfectly to percolation or filter methods such as V60 or French press.
Our Tiddy Mun Rwandan specialty coffee is available in three sizes (250g, 500g or 1kg) and can be purchased as whole beans or ground for Aeropress, cafetiere, espresso, moka pot or V60 to suit your preferred brewing method. To guarantee freshness, all our specialty coffee beans are ground on the day of dispatch and roasted no more than 5 days before an order is placed.
A Fable from Boston Borough, Lincolnshire
Today, Boston Borough is an area boasting lush green fields and long-stretching farmlands, but things weren’t always this way. Many of its precious fields used to be bogs and swamps; lands of endless mists and crooked streams, of mires and marshes as far as the eye could see.
Old tales from the fens speak of a peculiar breed of pixie-like folk most commonly known as the ‘Tiddy People’, who lived among these bogs. According to some, Tiddy Mun was the king of the Tiddy People and was acknowledged to be the guardian of the fens and wetlands, with mighty powers over their waters and wildlife.
Like most faeries the Tiddy People were strictly speaking neither good nor evil; sometimes kind, sometimes mischievous, but occasionally cruel. It was said they would help local crops grow, pinching open the buds in spring and it was a great honour if they came into your home and warmed themselves by your fire.
Relations between the mortal folks and the mysterious Tiddy Mun turned very sour when in the reign of King Charles I, work began to drain the fens. They king called upon Dutch engineers to drain the land. Tiddy Mun grew angry that his marshes and fens were being emptied and dried up. Cattle fell ill and people mysteriously vanished, rumours spread that Tiddy Mun had spirited them away in revenge.
Thus began, every new moon, the locals would pour clean water into the dykes as an apology and offering, pleading Tiddy Mun to reverse the curse.