Kabuga Natural Process

Red Bourbon variety - Natural
  • Rwanda, Nyamasheke distric
  • 1,710m - 1,960m
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  Know as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda has certainly the perfect topography and weather to grow very good coffee.
Following the genocide in the mid 1990s, the country and the population found hope in coffee: foreign development organisation and aids ew into the country and supported the production of coffee as a sustainable economic driver. Today, around 400,000 Rwandan families depend on coffee for their livelihoods. However, coffee is not perceived as the main activity for most farmers, who dedicate only a part of their plot to grow the precious cherries. With an average coffee production size of 0.25 hectares, the Government understood quite early that the country could not compete on volume. Instead, it showed a strong commitment to focus on quality and improving the processing of the cherries. They invested time, efforts and resources in develop- ing a network of communal washing stations to process the micro-crops of the surrounding farms. is political decision paid o : despite a relatively small production (max 450,000 bags a year), Rwanda has gained a strong reputation in the worldwide Specialty coffee scene.