Rwanda FW15+ Muhondo (2023)

Red apple, almond, stone fruit, caramel
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001847-1
  • 74 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Muhondo Coffee Company is based in Gakenke district in Rwanda’s Northern province. The company operate 3 washing stations: Muhondo and Bukonya in Gakenke district and Bwisige in Gicumbi district. In total they work with over 3,200 smallholder farmers and operate one 10ha estate. This fully washed lot from Muhondo station is sourced from 1,215 farmers cultivating the bourbon variety at altitudes up to 2,200masl.

The washing stations have had a tremendous impact in the local communities, particularly in providing employment for women and youth, as well as supporting farmers with equipment, microfinance loans and clean water supplies.

Muhondo coffee won Rwanda’s Cup of Excellence award in 2014 and came 3rd place in 2015.

Origin Rwanda
Subregion Gakenke
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Muhondo CWS
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1850m - 2200m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon
Coffee Grade RWA CA FW SC 15+
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Gakenke district lies in North West Rwanda near the Volcanoes National Park, home to 1 of only 3 populations of endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Like much of Rwanda - “the land of a thousand hills” - the terrain is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine, and tropical rainfall provide exceptional conditions for the cultivation of arabica, and the Bourbon variety particularly excels in the high elevations of Rwanda’s mountains.

The Process

Ripe cherries are carefully selected, first by hand and then by floatation in clean water tanks. The cherries are then de-pulped and fermented in water for an average of 18 hours. After fermentation the coffee is washed in clean water grading channels which also serve to further sort the coffee by density (the denser beans being of the highest quality selected for this microlot).

The coffee still in its husk (parchment) is then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 21-30 days depending on climatic conditions.

  • Subregion Gakenke
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Muhondo CWS
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Min Growing Altitude 1850m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2200m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £6.35
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade RWA CA FW SC 15+
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001847-1
  • Origin Rwanda
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk