The Coffee Factory

Rwanda Kinini

Single Origin Burdock Fudge Orange Pink grapefruit

Varietal - Bourbon, BM139, BM71, Jackson
Process - Washed
Altitude - 1800-2450 masl
Location - Rulindo District, Northern Province
Roast Level - Medium
Body - Syrupy
Acidity - Citrus Fruits
Sweetness - Cola

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The Northern Province in Rwanda is one of five that were created in 2006 as part of a government decentralization program designed to restructure administration locally. Containing an abundancy of interlocking undulate slopes and mountains, coffee here is frequently grown heavily intercropped on small farms and gardens hewn from the hillsides. Weather has proven changeable and inconsistent over recent years, coupled with high to extremely high altitudes, this has led to a widening of the cropping period from late March or April (starting on the lower altitudes) right through to December for the highest plots. This lot is from the spring, or early harvest and is havested by smallholders on the many hillsides above the washing station and taken to local collection points for recording and transportation. All coffee harvested that day has to reach the washing station before 4pm to meet the strict quality criteria. Coffee is pulped and rested in a tank for 24 hours before being washed and fermented. Beans are then soaked and rested before finally moving to the raised drying beds.