Rulindo District, Northern Province
||1400 - 1500 masl
||Coocamu Musasa Cooperative
Raspberry jam with floral notes and stone-fruit on the palate.
Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by small-holders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family. Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province. Rwandan small-holders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised washing stations. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July.
Coocamu Musasa is a cooperative managed by its 16 board members and its president, Harerimana Josias. They have the resources to provide high quality equipment so it comes to no surprise that they produce supreme quality coffee. The Rwanda Trading Company took notice of their coffees, and started to work with this washing station in 2016.