Region: Western, Southern and Northern Provinces
Producer: Smallholder producers
Crop period: March – June
Classification: A, Screen 15 up
Variety: Red Bourbon, Bourbon
Altitude: 1,700 – 2,200 meters above sea level
Rwanda is a country full of diversity and rich in fertile lands. The whole country is set on a relatively high altitude, the lowest point being 950 meters above sea level. Earthy swamps and sunny savannahs prevail in the east, while the center is characterized by rolling hills. Sometimes it is a tough choice to choose coffee from only one region when the climatic conditions for coffee cultivation are excellent across the whole country. That is why we have created our Muteteli brand for you to offer a distinct cup profile from our favorite three areas in Rwanda. In the west lies the Albertine Rift montane forests ecoregion with an abundance of wildlife and Lake Kivu on the border with Congo. This area is generally not as hot as the east, leaving room for excellent coffee cultivation conditions. Here, the Kanyege washing station receives coffees from about 1,200 local smallholder farmers. Going up north, rich volcanic soils and verdant slopes contribute juicy aromas from the hilly Gicumbi District in the Northern Province, being home to the Karisimbi washing station. The third coffee to round up the Muteteli cup is found in the Southern Province. The Gitega Hills washing station was opened in 2015. The many smallholder farmers from this area cultivate their coffee in one of the last densely forested regions in Rwanda. All three coffees are grown in an altitude range between 1,700 and 2,200 meters above sea level.
Red apple and grapefruit acidity, juicy and sweet, fresh, smooth body.
Please note that the stamped date is the roast date and the beans need at least 10 days rest before they should be consumed