Rwanda - Buf Nyarusiza: Red Bourbon, Washed
Lime, cola, plum, assam tea, complex.
This Red Bourbon comes from Buf Cafe's Nyarusiza washing station, run by Epiphanie Mukashyaka in the south of Rwanda.
Buf Café owns two coffee washing stations - Remera and Nyarusiza - as well as its own coffee trees, and buys coffee cherries from as many as 264 surrounding smallholder farmers and three local cooperatives. Buf has very strong links with the local communities that supply it, providing jobs for 116 at Nyarusiza during peak harvest (May - June/July) and 9 permanent positions. A further 127 people are employed at Remera during harvest, with 10 permanent positions.
It has been really exciting to see the quality of Rwandan coffee improve year after year, and this coffee is a prime example.
Region: Kamegeri Sector, Nyamagabe District of Southern Province
Farm: Buf Nyarusiza
Altitude: 1700 metres above sea level
Variety: Red Bourbon
Processing System: Fully washed.