Rwanda - Huye Mountain

Rwanda - Huye Mountain

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Origin - Rwanda

Region - Huye

Process - Washed

Producer - David Rubanganzabo, various smallholders

Altitude - 1600-2000m

Variety - Red bourbon

Tasting notes - Peach, golden raisin, blood orange and milk chocolate with a refined citrus acidity.

Cupping score - 86.5

Located on the slopes of Huye Mountain in the Huye District in Southern Rwanda, this private washing station is owned by David Rubanzangabo. David is something of a philanthropist, and cares deeply about the smallholder farmers who deliver their coffee to his station. Since it was established in 2011, Huye receives cherry deliveries from around 1,330 producers during harvest season, who deliver their freshly picked coffee cherries to 26 collecting stations around the Huye community. Typically, a smallholding in the district is just a quarter of a hectare in size, with around 200 trees. The yield is about 4kg of cherries per tree, so  each farm only produces roughly 2 bags of coffee. The variety is entirely bourbon, which, coupled with an altitude ranging from 1,600 to 2,300 metres above sea level, brings about lots of complexity and great flavours in the cup.

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