"Smooth and sweet with a lovely undetone of red berries. This is the coffee you hope to get served at the best coffeeshops"
Neil H - Abe & Co Customer

Huye Mountain - Rwanda

Taste Notes: Caramel, Wafer, Red Berries
Regular price £8.50
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The Coffee

Region: Huye district
Owner: Small Holder Farmers
Varietal(s): Bourbon
Processing method: Washed
Elevation: 1600m - 2300m

The Story

Huye Mountain coffee was started by David Rubanzangabo in 2012, working with 500 local smallholder farmers over a total farmed area of 28 hectares. A veteran of the Rwandan coffee industry since 1998, David has used his experience to improve the inherent quality and sustainability of the supply chain. Practically this has been achieved through shared training and micro-loans for farmers to invest in equipment, water supply and agricultural inputs.

Huye Mountain now work with over 1,300 farmers and have performed well in national awards such as the Cup of Excellence, including 2nd place in 2012.

The Huye micro-region was one of the first to produce top specialty coffee in the country. Like much of Rwanda - “the land of a thousand hills” - the terrain is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine, and tropical rainfall provide exceptional conditions for the cultivation of arabica, and the Bourbon variety particularly excels in the high elevations of Rwanda’s mountains.

Ripe cherries are delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping, before fermentation for 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. After this point the parchment coffee is thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12 - 15 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry- milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.

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