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Overview

Popularly referred to as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is blessed with particularly good coffee growing conditions; high altitude, good rainfall and volcanic soils. Only Arabica coffee varieties are grown, with the predominance of Bourbon varieties.

Production

Rwanda produces an average of 17,000 MT a year and exhibits on/off crop cycle with fluctuations between 10 percent and 20 percent. The coffee is grown by an estimated at 400,000 small scale coffee farmers with an average of 450 coffee trees per family.

Flowering of the main crop usually takes place between September and October and the harvesting season kicks off in March and runs through to end of July in most parts of the country.

Wet processing methods are widely used for production of the fully washed ranges although majority of the coffee is still home-processed and marketed as a semi -washed coffee. Semi washed coffee makes up 65 percent of the total exports from Rwanda.

Cupping Characteristics

Rwanda coffees are typically classified as sweet, either bright with clear citric characteristics, or plush and full of berry and chocolate like flavors.

OUR COFFEE GRADES

ARABICA FULLY WASHED
ARABICA FULLY WASHED SCN 12-14
ARABICA SEMI WASHED
ARABICA LOWER GRADES
ROBUSTA WASHED