A fine Rwanda coffee offers a silky, creamy body along with the floral notes of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee and the acidity of a Kenya coffee. The aroma may provide hints of lemon and orange blossom with floral notes complementing the sweet citrus qualities with hints of caramel in the aftertaste. With its high altitude, frequent rainfall, volcanic soils, strong organic structure, and plenty of Bourbon, Rwanda is blessed with the perfect circumstances for growing coffee. About 95% of Rwanda’s coffee plants are the high quality Arabica varietal Bourbon.
Most Rwandan coffee is grown by smallholders, estimated to number around 500,000, on plots of land that are frequently no more than one hectare per family and Most of the coffee in Rwanda is grown at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level. The nation is covered in coffee plantations, but the southern province and Lake Kivu area have notably dense populations. As they are known locally, smallholders in Rwanda group together to form cooperatives that share access to centralized wet mills or washing stations.
Between September and October is when flowers bloom, and the months of March through July are when crops are harvested. Shipments begin in late May or early June. Today Rwanda is Africa’s ninth largest Arabica coffee producer with about 450,000 small farms which average less than one hectare in size (about 165 coffee trees per coffee farmer) totaling about 28,000 hectares in coffee cultivation.
- 100% Arabica Rwanda Anaerobic coffee
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- Freshly roasted in small batches for highest freshness, flavour and aroma
- Stored in an elegant sealed pouch or airtight tin (depending on your order)
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