Fresh Coffee by Obadiah Edinburgh - Gitwe, Rwanda - 250g
Edinburgh Food Delivery
Yellow peach, caramel & blood orange
By Lake Kivu Smallholders
Region - Nyamasheke District
Harvest - July 2020
Process - Natural
Variety - Red Bourbon
Grown at 1800 masl
Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall and volcanic soil with good organic structure. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders often growing on roughly one hectare of land per family.
Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills –or washing stations as they are known locally.
Gitwe is a newly constructed washing station, located in Nyamasheke district, one of the regions with high concentration of coffee trees. Gitwe is located at very high altitude amongst the hills and the volcanic soil off the shores of Lake Kivu makes this coffee some of the finest in the country. Gitwe plan to continue to process high end specialty fully washed coffee and look to experiment with the station in the future. Cherries delivered to Gitwe are pulped right away, fermented 8-12 hours, and then sundried on raised beds for 10-15 days.