Rwanda Kivubelt

Rwanda Kivubelt

16.00

WHOLE BEANS

Now being sold as 12 oz Bags

We roast at the beginning and the end of every week for all orders. All orders are shipped (by USPS Priority Mail) 2 business days following the roast.  

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TASTE NOTES
Lemon Grass, Rose, Chocolate 

Producer: Kivubelt Coffee, Furaha Umwizey 
Region:
Mahembe Western Province, Nyamasheke District, Rwanda 
Variety:
Bourbon 
Processing:
Washed
Altitude:
1750 - 1900

THE COFFEE STORY

Furaha Umwizye returned to her home country of Rwanda after earning a Masters of Economics in Switzerland. She established Kivubelt Coffee in 2008, which includes both an estate coffee grove and washing stations that work closely with local smallholder coffee producers. This particular lot is from the washing station known as Murundo, located in Mahembe town in the Nyamasheke district, which works with a little over 600 local producers, not just to accept delivery of cherry but in training for good cultivation and harvest practices as well. Last year, Kivu belt provided health care assistance for the most vulnerable families in the local community, and regularly makes second payments for quality premiums to the farmers after the coffee is sold and exported. The company owns and operates its own dry mills as well, a huge advantage in maintaining traceability and export efficiency.

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