Rwanda Kayenge Isimbi
100% Arabica, Speciality Grade
Region: Gatsibo District
Process: Fully Washed
The isimbi is grown in the Gatsibo District in the North East of Rwanda, a region which has shown great improvement in the production of quality coffee. Located above 1500 masl, the washing station was newly built in 2016. Currently over 1200 small holder producers bring their cherry to the washing station.Each farm utilising about 0.2 hectares of land fir their coffee production.
Hand harvested cherries are sorted at their arrival to the station in two methods: hand-picking and floating. They are then pulped and the beans are stored in fermentation tanks covered with sheeting for 8 hours. Following this step, the coffee is washed to remove all the mucilage, and eventually dried on raised drying beds.
In 2018, COCAKA coop (Cooperative of Coffee farmers in Kageyo sector) was created for farmers situated near, the station. The coop facilitates the communication, training and mutual support among growers.
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Tasting notes: A crisp cup with notes of lemon, currants, and molasses. Lactic acidity comes into the finish with dark chocolate