This is a Red Bourbon coffee from Buf Cafe’s Umurage washing station located in the Huye Dsitrict, of the Kigmoa sector in the south of Rwanda, sitting at 1,750 masl. Umurage is Buf Cafés third washing station. Founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, Buf Café seeks to grow the specialty Rwandan coffee sector with a focus on quality. It is estimated that Umurage has 412 registered coffee farmers. Buf Cafe provides lots of jobs for the community, and train farmers in good agricultural practices to improve quality with a focus on sustainability.
Cherries are hand-picked when fully ripe and then pulped that same evening using a mechanical pulper that divides the beans into three grades by weight. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight (for around 12-18 hours) and then graded again using flotation channels that sort the coffee by weight (the heaviest – or A1 – usually being the best). The wet parchment is then soaked in water for around 24 hours to stabilize moisture content.
|PRODUCER TYPE||Washing Station|
|BAG TYPE||Grain Pro / Ecotact|