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Gitwe natural - Rwanda | 250g

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Tasting of yellow peach, caramel & blood orange.

By Lake Kivu Smallholders

Region - Nyamasheke District

Harvest - July 2020

Process - Natural

Variety - Red Bourbon

Grown at 1800 masl

Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall and volcanic soil with good organic structure. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders often growing on roughly one hectare of land per family.

Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills –or washing stations as they are known locally.

Gitwe is a newly constructed washing station, located in Nyamasheke district, one of the regions with high concentration of coffee trees. Gitwe is located at very high altitude amongst the hills and the volcanic soil off the shores of Lake Kivu makes this coffee some of the finest in the country. Gitwe plan to continue to process high end specialty fully washed coffee and look to experiment with the station in the future. Cherries delivered to Gitwe are pulped right away, fermented 8-12 hours, and then sundried on raised beds for 10-15 days.