Rwanda Mushonyi


Golden Raisin | Pecan | Cantaloupe

Sparklingly unique coffee that showcases the true complexities of a washed Rwandan coffee, this lot from the Mushonyi area is well balanced and sweet and sure to delight.


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REGION: Mushonyi
ORIGIN: Rwanda
FARM/CO-OP: Mushonyi Washing Station
ELEVATION: 1,600-1,950m
TASTE: Golden Raisin | Pecan | Cantaloupe

Mushonyi washing station is situated just one kilometer away from the shores of Lake Kivu. The 1,200 growers that deliver cherry to this station live and farm on the hills surrounding Mushonyi. In these hills, the altitude can vary from a low of 1,600 meters above sea level to a high of 1,950 meters above sea level. Farmers, on average, cultivate only about 300 coffee trees on their small plots. Many also intercrop bananas, eucalyptus and cassava to generate additional income.

Mushonyi was originally built by the army. At the time, the army was anticipating high volumes of cherry, and they built to size. The station has eight fermentation tanks, a standard washing channel and cherry sorting shed for additional sorting before cherry is pulped.