Tasting Notes: Honey, Blueberry, & Oolong
Origin | Western Province, Rwanda
Washing Station | Nyamyumba Washing Station
Producers | Smallholder Farmers
Altitude | 1500-2000m
Variety | Bourbon
Process | Washed
Nyamyumba station was built in 2006. It has the capacity to process up to 496 tons of coffee cherries annually. Farmers who deliver cherries to this station have about 400 trees on average.
The coffee delivered to Nyamyumba station is grown in nutrient-rich volcanic clay soils along the high-altitude hills of the Congo Nile Trail.
The trail stretches 227kms. The Nyamyumba section features beautiful landscapes of rolling hills and views of the clear waters of Lake Kivu. The land around Nyamyumba is also part of the Gishwati National Forest.
Farmers selectively handpick cherries and deliver to Nyamyumba washing station. Upon intake, station employees float and hand sort the coffee in order to remove any visible defects or low density beans.