This coffee comes from Nyamagabe district of Southern Rwanda, the village of Munombe is home to the Kigeme washing station, where 1300 smallholder farmers bring their coffee for processing.
This fully washed Red Bourbon is grown from 1900-2100 masl in rich volcanic soil supplied by nearby Lake Kiuva, which caps a volcano that erupts approximately every 1,000 years. Although washed, this coffee is initially fermented dry for 16-30 hours before being washed to remove mucilage.
Rwanda is also known as The Land of a Thousand Hills. This East African country is known for its outstanding coffee produced mainly from Bourbon varieties. Rwanda is one of the small producers in Africa but also one of the highest quality producers.
Coffee was first brought to Rwanda by German Missionaries in the early 1900’s.