This coffee comes from 400, 000+ small farmers owning small farms in Rwanda, each owning less than a quarter of a hectare. They cultivate Arabica coffee, almost exclusively of the bourbon variety. Since Rwanda is landlocked, getting access to Rwandan coffee is difficult.
In 2008 the Cup of Excellence competition helped put Rwanda on the specialty coffee map. Here is one of those coffees.
Black Tea, Blackberry, Honeydew Melon
|Region||Kigali Province, Rwanda|
|Harvest||March – June|
|Altitude||1, 200 – 2, 000 metres|
|Process||Fully washed and dried in raised beds|