TECHNICAL DETAILS

QUALITY SCORE

89.00

PRODUCER

Several Small Farmers

COUNTRY

Rwanda

TERROIR

Nyamagabe

ELEVATION

1700 mt

FERMENTATION

Classic Washed

CULTIVAR

Red Bourbon

PICKED IN

July 2019

LANDED IN

June 2020

LOT SIZE

1800 kg

ARRIVED IN

GrainPro bags

ROAST PROFILE BY

Rubens Gardelli

ROASTED ON

Customised roaster

 

THE STORY BEHIND

The owner of Bwenda, Bernard Uwitije, is a native of southern Rwanda, Nyamagabe district. Coming from a region where coffee has been a dominant crop, he has first entered the sector trading ordinary home processed coffee. He later learned about the added value of selling the fully processed coffee. Wanting to set up a proper and sustainable business in the coffee sector, he built his first wet mill near his hometown in 2016. He used the first year to learn all the details of operating a wet mill successfully, and he built a second washing station the following season, where he then mastered processing large volumes without compromising quality. Bwenda was his third washing station, which he built in 2018 after realizing a group of farmers who were a bit isolated, did not have a closer washing station to process their cherries into high quality coffee. 2019 was the first season of operating Bwenda, processing only 1 container worth of cherries. Bernard is already developing various programs to help farmers delivering to Bwenda with extension services, and he is expanding the capacity of the wet mill. During the harvest the farmers deliver cherry to the washing station where they are floated and separated before being pulped on a disc pulper and fermented in tanks overnight until the mucilage is ready to be washed off. It then passes through the grading channels before being taken to the raised beds and dried for 10 - 14 days.

BWENDA, LOT 682 - RWANDA 250g Cup Notes Orange / Cranberry / Rhubarb / Lemon

€14.00Price

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