This coffee comes from a famed washing station in the mountains of south-central Rwanda near the village of Karaba. Buf Cafe started operation in 2000, after funding aid from the Rwandan Development Bank and USAID’s PEARL project. The washing station is owned wholly by the Muhirwa family, and they process coffee cherries from two distinct cooperatives in the area: Cobabakagi (1300 members) and Terimbere Kawa Yacu (between 400-600 members).
This particular lot is comprised of 100% bourbon variety. Coffee cherries are processed following the Rwandan standard, with cherries being sent on a luxurious dip in a floating tank for sorting, followed by an 8-12 hour dry fermentation, followed by a second round of sorting by weight using water shoots, followed by a 24 hour soak, followed by hand-washing and hand-sorting, and they end up relaxing in parchment on raised drying beds.
We taste: passion fruit, grapefruit, honey
Elevation: 1,600 msl