Rwanda Lake Kivu
This stunning Rwandan coffee is produced at the Bwishaza co-operative which can be found close to Lake Kivu. During harvest (February to June), the co-operative receives daily deliveries of coffee by small hold farmers.
The main processing style used at Bwishaza is a double washed method. Coffee is floated in water, with sub-standard cherries floating on the surface. They are then separated from the good quality cherries that have sunk. After fermentation the coffee is washed in grading channels once again using water to seperate density with the best quality coffee sinking to the bottom in the channels of water.
Drying is a two stage process. At the first stage, the cherries are sorted under cover by hand. The cherries are gently dried to ensure the parchment doesn't crack. After 2 days of shade drying the coffee is moved to raised table to dry in the sun until reaching 12% moisture.
From this coffee, you can expect flavour notes of Blood Orange, Caramel, and Black Tea.
For every kilo of Rwandan coffee sold a tree is planted in the Gishwati-Mukura forest in Rwanda. Check out more detail here https://onetreeplanted.org/collections/africa/products/rwanda