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Kanyege, RWANDA — Espresso Roast

Kanyege, RWANDA — Espresso Roast
Kanyege, RWANDA — Espresso Roast
Kanyege, RWANDA — Espresso Roast
Kanyege, RWANDA — Espresso Roast
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Regular price £9.50

Tasting Notes: Cranberry & rhunarb tangy notes with Assam tea & hefty cacao body

 

FARM: Kanyege Washing Station
REGION: Nyamasheke
TYPE: Bourbon

About The Coffee

 

In order to reach Kanyege washing station, the last kilometer or so must be traveled on foot. The path is lined with plots of healthy Bourbon trees set on a hilly landscape. Between December and May the branches of the trees are weighed down with cherry that becomes redder and redder as the season goes on. Soon, those perfectly red cherries will be picked and delivered to Kanyege washing station. Cherry delivered to Kanyege comes from farms at altitudes between 1,800 and 2,100 meters above sea level. 

Sucafina Rwanda (Rwacof) purchased the station in late 2017. The following season was a difficult one for farmers in the Nyamasheke region due to the convergence of a periodic low cycle and a severe hailstorm that lowered production by 40%.   

The 2019 season saw great recovery for farmers and the station alike. Volumes are up and the cup quality remains among the best in the country.

Kanyege washing station is part of Sucafina Rwanda’s Farm Management project. The project trains casual workers in best agricultural practices and connects them with farmers. Workers can help farmers with activities such as pruning, fertilzer and pesticide application and harvesting. During the season, casual workers are paid by Sucafina Rwanda. Then, when farmers deliver their cherry to Kanyege washing station or another Sucafina Rwanda station, they repay Sucafina Rwanda for the labor they received during the season.  

Cherry is selectively handpicked by farmers and delivered to Kanyege washing station. At intake, the station floats all cherry to remove any low-density cherry. Then, the high-density cherry is hand sorted to remove any visible defects.  

After intake, cherry is pulped using a disc pulper before being placed in fermentation tanks to dry ferment for 12-16 hours.  


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