Molasses, Dried Blueberry, Cinnamon
Regular price $21.00
alt: 1700-2000 MASL
region: Karambi, Nyamasheke
The Nyamasheke region of Rwanda benefits from high altitudes, nutrient rich soil, and consistent rain, making for ideal coffee growing conditions. As a result, this region boasts the highest concentration of washing stations in the entirety of Rwanda. To stand out, stations must practice quality focused processing techniques, at which the Karambi washing station excels at. After receiving coffee cherry, Karambi processes them through strict sorting standards. Lower quality cherries are removed through flotation, where buoyant underdeveloped cherries are separated from denser ripe cherries. From there, trained staff evaluate the coffee for visual defects. After both of these steps, the coffee is spread out in a thin layer atop raised beds, where they're allowed to dry evenly over the course of 3 weeks. In partnership with Sucafina Rwanda (Rwacof), Karambi is able to provide coffee producers with training in agricultural, conservation, and harvesting practices. Additional financial support is given through annual bonuses. Through Rwacof, producers have the option to deposit these payments into zero-fee bank accounts, which provide the ability to build credit history, gain access to credit lines, and secure storage for their money.