REGION: Gatsibo District
HEIGHT: 1.600 m.a.sl.
VARIETY: Red Bourbon
Red apple, raspberry, red plum, sweet, winy, medium bodied.
Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, it has an ideal climate and topography to grow very good quality coffee. After the 1990 genocide, the population found hope for the future in the coffee plantations. Thanks to foreign development organizations, aid went to Rwanda to support coffee production as a driver of the economy.
The government soon realized that they could not compete in terms of quantity of production, but they could compete in quality. They have invested a lot of time, energy and resources in developing a network of common wet mills, where the micro-plots of the farms are processed in the different areas. This political decision has paid off as Rwanda has gained a very good reputation on the international specialty coffee scene.
The Humure mill, where this coffee is naturally processed, is managed entirely by women and they are well aware of the amount of water used to wash the beans once they have been pulped, so they have devised a recycling system to return the water used during the process to the hill.
The natural batches produced at Humure are impressive. To develop its rich and complex flavors of this coffee, it was picked ripe, classified and meticulously cared for during 48 days of drying. The final result is an attractive and lush cup of coffee with notes of blueberries and red wine.
It is a versatile coffee, which can be enjoyed either for filter, Italian or as an espresso.