Producer: Smallholder Farmers
Varietal(s): Red Bourbon
Growing Elevation: 1600-2200
Processing: Washed. Dried on Raised Beds.
Region: Huye District. Rwanda.
Huye Mountain Coffee is a private washing station established in 2011 by David Rubanzangabo and Tim Schilling to provide farmers with access to international markets and connect them with specialty coffee buyers. Their dedication to farmers and emphasis on community and quality has resulted in complex, sweet, and fruit-forward coffees. Over 1,300 producers deliver ripe coffee cherries to 26 collecting stations in the Huye District. Coffee is grown on small farms with altitudes ranging from 1600 to 2200 meters. Once the coffee cherry is collected it is depulped, fermented, washed, and dried on raised beds for 14 to 18 days (depending on weather.) This particular lot is Red Bourbon varietal, known for producing sweet cups with complex fruit notes. It’s thick and sparkling with tasting notes of strawberry blossom, marzipan, black tea and tangerine zest.