Great taste 2021 Award results are out!


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KAWAH RWANDA is among the Great Taste winners of 2021


KAWAH MEDIUM AND DARK ROAST COFFEE BEANS, Kawah Coffee Ltd, have been awarded a 1-star by Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Out of 5,383 products worldwide to receive a Great Taste 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade on Tuesday 21 September, Kawah coffees will now be able to display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.


Light bodied, this coffee has a good body and a pleasing mouthfeel. Clean through the palate, and well balanced, there is an appealing fruitiness”.

 “A lightly perfumed coffee with juicy acidity, a touch of creaminess and a gentle mouthfeel. A touch of bitterness on the finish was felt to be in balance with other aspects. We struggled to find distinct flavor notes, but found this a pleasant, enjoyable cupful.”


Kawah Coffee Ltd is a Singaporean registered entity created by a Rwandan citizen who moved to Singapore in 2019 and then to London in 2022, as a way to tell the story of her country and the women that inspired the brand.


The coffee beans are ethically sourced only from her family coffee farm located in the west of Rwanda, East Africa, and has been ran through three generations. The family’s coffee farm, Kinunu Agroprocessing, has been producing one of the best and high-quality coffees in Rwanda for the past 20 years and is a full crop to cup experience. Farming, processing, roasting and packaging. The farm is operated by 90% of women and supports sustainability and Fairtrade practices.


The coffee beans are roasted every month and packaged to ensure freshness. The coffee is 100% Specialty grade Bourbon Arabica.


Michaelle Kubwimana, Founder of Kawah Rwanda Pte Ltd, explains: “[Winning these two awards for our products after just a year from starting my business is a dream come true. I decided to enter the competition as a way to understand how my product are appreciated and also because this will help open more doors to new customers and tell our story to a wider audience. As we are quite new on the market, it will definitely be an added value to my business in terms of credibility.]”


The Great Taste 1star award-winning KAWAH COFFEE BEANS / KAWAH COFFEE LTD is available from Amazon UK and Europe and our website


September 2021


For more information:

Michaelle Kubwimana

@kawahrwanda on Facebook and Instagram


Great Taste press enquiries:

Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR

+44 (0) 7717 893123

Facts and figures about Great Taste 2021:

  • Established in 1994, Great Taste is organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
  • 14,113 different products were entered in 2021 from 108 countries
  • 355 judges blind-tasted this year’s entries, including; Joanna Blythman, investigative journalist and food writer, cook, writer, stylist and voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones, author, Olia Hercules, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion and restaurateur, food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, presenter, author and tutor, Steven Lamb, baker and author, Martha Collison, and Kavi Thakrar from Dishoom, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Partridges
  • Socially distanced judging took place over 86 days at four venues including Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset and the Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1
  • 4,027 awarded a Great Taste 1-star – A food that delivers fantastic flavour. Approximately 30% of entries will achieve this rating each year
  • 1,138 awarded a Great Taste 2-star – Above and beyond delicious – less than 10% of entries will achieve this rating
  • 218 awarded a Great Taste 3-star – Extraordinarily tasty foods – less than 2% of products are awarded a 3-star each year – don’t leave the shop without buying it!
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