This coffee comes to us from the Bumbogo washing station located in the Gakenke area in Rwanda. It is known as a highly competitive coffee producing region in Rwanda and has been home to some of the winning lots in the Cup of Excellence competitions.
After picking all the coffee cherry is handsorted to remove damaged, underripes and any foreign objects. The cherry is then moved to traditional African raised beds where it is laid out and turned throughout the drying process. Grass and weeds are managed and removed from below the beds to ensure no additional moisture is raised from the ground. The beds stretch across a large open plain where airflow and sunlight have maximum exposure to the coffee as it dries.
The coffee is grown at an altitude of 1650 - 2000 masl and is Bourbon varietal.