Rwanda: Natural Huye Mountain
Black Grape, Cranberry, Cinnamon, and Chocolate
Farm & Producer Info:
Huye Mountain Coffee was formed in 2011 with an aim of providing its region and the international market with highest standard of coffee for consumption.
It is a private washing station owned by David Rubanzangabo who is something of a philanthropist. He cares deeply about the smallholder farmers who deliver their coffee to his station. Around 1,330 producers deliver their freshly picked coffee cherries to 26 collecting stations around the Huye community, where a truck visits daily to collect the farmers' coffee during harvest season.
This unique coffee comes from the Huye Mountain in the Huye District, in Southern Rwanda. It is entirely bourbon, which, coupled with an altitude ranging from 1,900 to 2,300 meters above sea level,
The natural process employed at Huye Mountain involves meticulous cherry selection and hand sorting prior to drying. Drying is done on raised African beds for between 14 and 28 days, depending on the weather. the coffee is turned regularly during this time to ensure it remains free of mould and over-fermentation.
*Credit: Olam Specialty Coffee