Rwanda

Rwanda has one of the most interesting East African coffee histories. It is a place where the production of high-quality coffee is inextricably linked to the rising spirit of a population after the tragic genocidal civil war of the 1990s. Known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills," many of them are cultivated in high-grown coffee between 1700 and 2000 meters above sea level (MASL). Rwanda coffee can be world class. They often have clean bright flavors rivaling the best Central America coffees, more balance than Kenyas, attractive fruited sweetness, floral characteristics, and with a tea-like finish. Read more

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    I don't have photos of the Robusta from this particular project (though plenty from their other stations), so here is a shot of Robusta from an India trip instead

    Rwanda Gikongoro Robusta

    $4.55
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    Signs lead the way to the station along the road through town, Karongi

    Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

    $6.15
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    Some physical defects are most easily identified when the beans are still wet and swollen, that's what's happening here at the "skin drying" tables - Kageyo station

    Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

    $6.15
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    Tending to the parchment coffee as it dries on the beds at Kageyo station

    Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

    $6.05
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    A view of the drying beds at Gitwe from the road above

    Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

    $5.90
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    Colorful buckets used when sorting out coffee with physical defects easy to spot by eye. Rulindo District.
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    At the Mushonyi "CWS" (Coffee Washing Station) in Rutsiro.

    Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi

    $5.90
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