Reminds us of - Strawberry Pastry & Honeycomb
12oz Retail | 5lb. Bulk Bags
450+ smallholders // Muhari CWS, Rusizi, Western Province, Rwanda
Natural [dry] processed red bourbon & Jackson // 1450 masl -1900 masl
GIHANGA COFFEE is back baby!! Our nearest and dearest friends in Rwanda, Kevin Nkunzimana and Audace Ngabonziza, are at it again, bringing us the finest that the land of a thousand hills has to offer. We helped Kevin and Ngabo start Gihanga Coffee four years ago and they've been growing ever since as one of the best exporters in Rwanda. Their focus is on community-led specialty coffee production that is beneficial for both producers and the local environment, in addition to linking producer communities to the international market through high-quality and affordable coffees.
This season they've hooked it up with two incredible lots from the Muhari station in Rwanda's mountainous Western Province near the shores of Lake Kivu. This region is known for specialty coffee production and the Muhari station lives up to this billing. Through support from Gihanga, the technical and environmental assistance provided to local farmers is building a sustainable foundation for coffee production in the community. Such assistance includes ag-inputs like compost and organic pesticides as well as a community-funded nursery to cultivate not just coffee trees but indigenous tree species that provide a multitude of important environmental services for both producers and the wider community.
This specific coffee is their natural or dry processed lot. Coffee cherries are collected at the washing station from surrounding smallholder farmers. The cherries are then floated, graded, and hand-sorted before being placed on raised beds to sun-dry for 22 days. Beds are turned every few hours to ensure even drying. The results are this fruity, vibrant coffee that we're sure you'll love!