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

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    Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables

    Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato

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

    Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

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    At the drying tables, workers keep a sharp eye out for any physical defects in the coffee and remove them - Gaseke coffee washing station

    Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke

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