Although the Rwandese coffee sector is small, it has much to offer in the way of unique and world-class beans. Baho Coffee, founded by Emmanuel Rusatira, owns and operates several washing stations across the country, and is a part of the exceptional beans emerging from Rwanda.
This bean was grown by 14 different farmers, also known as the Remera Hill group: Edouard Ntaganda, Nahason Rukara, Boniface Ahorukomeye, Gaspard Bazatsinda, Emmanuel Benda, Claver Bihoyiki, Julia Cyurinyana, Damascene Gakwandi, Damien Sibaniro, Gilbert Sindayigaya, Manase Twahirwa, Samuel Barigira, Claver Bihoyiki, and Bibiane Candari. Their lots all surround Baho’s Humure washing station, where they are then processed.
The coffee cherries are first sorted via multiple rounds of floating to discard the less dense cherries, and then spread in a single layer on raised beds to begin the drying phase. Over the course of almost two months, the cherries are turned as frequently as hourly
With notes of Honeysuckle, Black Tea & Chocolate, this cup of coffee is sure to exemplify Rwanda’s budding coffee sector.