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Coffee was introduced in Rwanda in the early 20th century. At this time, coffee was produced only with a focus on volume without any concern for quality. It is only after the country began to rebuild following the genocide that efforts by the Rwandese government were put in place to stimulate the coffee industry. Today there are 315 washing stations across the country.

This coffee is sourced from five smallholder farmers in the Nyamasheke District, Western Province: Afrodis Gahonzire, Azitha Urwijumukondo, Athanase Fatisuka, Gratien Nkejuwimy, and Froduard Rusingizandekwe. Their cherries were brought to the Akagera Washing Station for processing, then purchased by Emmanuel Rusatira & BAHO Coffee to be sold on the international specialty coffee market.

This specific lot of Red Bourbon was naturally processed at the Akagera Washing Station. In general, naturals are left to dry on raised beds for about 50 days, being turned every hour or so.

The resulting cup reminds us of blood orange and fudge.

Roasted by

Yamabiko Coffee Roasters
From Sutton

Coffee details

Country
Rwanda
Region
Western Province
Variety
red bourbon
Altitude
1535 - 1900 m
Farm
5 smallholder farmers
Producer
Akagera Washing Station
Process
natural

Tastes like

🍊
blood orange
🍫
fudge