Location: Nyamasheke District, Lake Kivu
Elevation: 1250 MASL
Varieties: Red Bourbon
Processing: Fully washed
Juicy and sweet, with a winey acidity and notes of peach, orange blossom, hibiscus and pineapple.
The Kivu area is hotter than the Northern and Southern Provinces, and has the perfect conditions for coffee cultivation, with some of the highest elevations in the country, nutrient-rich volcanic soil and unique micro-climate created by the humid equatorial mist that forms from Lake Kivu. It is known for producing unique coffees that are complex and delicate.
This coffee was processed at a washing station called Murundo that is privately owned by Furaha Umwizeye. Umwizeye, a Rwandan national, completed a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and was motivated to return to Rwanda after the genocide and contribute in a positive way to the society and economy.