Rwanda Hobe Yellow Honey
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
Hobe Coffee Company (HCC) is located in Rutsiro district in the Western Province of Rwanda. HCC took over an already existing factory in August 2019 that was then known as Cyondo Coffee and started a journey of "positively impacting the community and maximizing the potential of the factory." HCC work with 1500 coffee farmers grouped together to "invest in different agriculture sectors with the purpose of poverty reduction in Kivumu and and Nyabirasi sectors of Rutsiro District."
Hobe also operate a 3ha farm called Kamasozi, the coffee from which contributes to many of their specialty lots.
|Subregion||Kivumu Sector, Rutsiro District|
|Producer Type||Washing Station|
|Coffee Grade||RWA CA NAT SPL SD|
|Screen Size||15 Up|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
The North West part of Rwanda is well known for its volcanic soil in high lands and its unique micro-climate caused by the hot air from Kivu lake and cold air from Gishwati natural forest. This makes the region to be suitable for specialty cofffee growing area. it is the number one area where farmers intercrop coffee and shade trees to improve the quality of the coffee cherries.
The Art of Production
Yellow honey is a rare process for Rwanda. Ripe cherries are carefully selected - first by hand and then by flotation. Hobe Coffee Co. use a carefully calibrated eco-pulper to remove the pulp whilst retaining a thin layer of mucilage on the outside of the husk, or parchment. The coffee is then shade dried for 14-16 days on raised African beds in a parabolic greenhouse
History of Coffee in Rwanda
The commercialization of coffee came about gradually in Rwanda and coffee was always produced on smallholder farms. Independence brought some improvement to the coffee infrastructure as the government established more modern and centralizing processing. But this meant the government set the price they would pay for coffee and farmers had no other options. There was no focus on quality because there was no incentive whatsoever. Despite much of the coffee being Bourbon, there was no sorting or grading so all the coffee was commercial grade. Rwanda exported 642,000 bags of coffee in 1993 and 447,000 in 1994. Then, as something of a stark reminder of the genocide, Rwanda exported a mere 22,000 bags in 1995. Today, Rwanda exports only 43% of what it did in 1993, but current exports represent much greater value because for the last 20 years the focus has been on quality rather than quantity. Rwanda’s ideal growing conditions are no longer wasted on poor processing. New washing stations have opened in all coffee growing regions, innovative cupping labs that arrive built into shipping containers, and cooperatives have been established. For the last 10 years, Rwandan specialty coffees consistently rank among the finest in the world.
- Status Spot
- Subregion Kivumu Sector, Rutsiro District
- Producer Type Washing Station
- Processing Honey Processed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Bourbon
- Coffee Grade RWA CA NAT SPL SD
- Growing Altitude 1900-2300m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- Origin Rwanda
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
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- CTRM Contract Number P8001641-1
- Price Per Kg £7.95