Rwanda – Nyungwe 455 **SOLD OUT**

£7.00£25.90

TASTING NOTES

Blueberry and raspberry, nectarine with dark chocolate and nutmeg finish

Available in bags or as a refill

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Is this a refill?

No, Yes

Coffee / Farm

Nyungwe 455, Nyungwe, Western Province, Nyamasheke

Cup Score

85.25

Altitude (masl)

1776

Process

Honey

Varietal

Red Bourbon

Meet the farmer

The Nyungwe washing station is located in Rwanda’s Western Province, in the Nyamasheke District. The station itself is just outside of the small town of Tyazo.

At 1776 metres, the station covers a tiny area of just 1.1 ha and was built in 2006. RTC gained ownership of the station in 2013. The management is overseen by Daniel Iryivuze with 5 full time staff the year round and around 60 seasonal staff during the harvest months.

1039 smallholders contributed coffee to 2022’s production of 186,000kgs of processed cherry. Thanks to RTC’s Agribusiness Training Program, of which all farmers here are members, the station’s production has grown from 140,000kg of cherry processed annual to nearly 200,000kgs a year.

All farmers are using organic fertiliser and expanding their farms in 2022 with seedlings distributed by RTC’s field officers.

A rich volcanic soil, sunshine and rain make this area very productive for growing high quality coffee. Nestled in the hills surrounding the Nyungwe forest are the farms supplying coffee to Nyungwe. The Nyungwe natural forest leads to regular rain fall all year long, and with the high elevation, the region produces the best coffee cups from Rwanda.

We recommend that for larger 500g and 1Kg orders, that you purchase whole beans to grind as-and-when you need them. This is to ensure that your coffee stays fresh for as long as possible. For more information see our FAQs