This coffee comes from the Nyabumera washing station in the Nyamasheke District of Rwanda, a washing station owned and operated by the COOPAC cooperative. The cooperative was founded in 2001 and now has more than 8,000 farmer members, delivering to 50 washing stations. This small lot comes from a farm area of fewer than 2 hectares and represents about 4,150 coffee trees total. It is coffee delivered by two producers: Jean Ndagijimana and Angelique Nyirangendahayo.
Coffees in Rwanda typically undergo both dry and wet fermentation: This lot was depulped and fermented for 12 hours dry before being soaked for 24 hours. The mucilage is removed by washing four times, then the coffee is dried on raised beds for 15–21 days.
*information & Photos courtesy of Cafe Imports
Rwanda - COOPAC - Nyabumera - Microlot A
Region: Nyamasheke District, Mahembe Sector, Western Province
Variety: Catuai, Caturra
Altitude: 1600 - 2000 masl
Flavors: Sweet and savory with chocolate, praline, grapefruit and lemongrass flavors.