RWANDA Coffee Beans
- RWANDA HUYE MOUNTAIN (LOT 337)
Located on the slopes of Huye Mountain in the Huye District in Southern Rwanda, this private washing station is owned by David Rubanzangabo. David grew up the area and established the washing station in 2011. He has since built another site nearby to the original washing station to allow for a greater number of deliveries during harvest season. David is a philanthropist who cares deeply about the smallholder farmers who deliver their coffee to his station, and constantly strives to make improvements to ensure that the 1330 farmers who deliver cherry to Huye receive fair prices and premiums based on the quality of the coffee they produce.
Typically, a small holding in the district is just a quarter of a hectare in size, with around 200 trees. The yield is about 4kg of cherry per tree, so each farm only produces roughly 2 bags of coffee. It is entirely Bourbon, which, coupled with an altitude ranging from 1,600 to 2,300 meters above sea level, brings about lots of complexity and great flavors in the cup. David’s drive for quality has brought about a big increase in prices for local farmers. Confirmation of the high levels of quality that they are producing is Huyes success in the Cup of Excellence: 2nd place in 2012, and 6th and 11th in 2013 with two competing lots.
TASTING NOTES : Blood Orange. Lime. Milk Chocolate.
PRODUCER : David Rubanzangabo
REGION : HUYE DISTRICT
PROCESS : WASHED
ALTITUDE: 1600-2300 masl