AROMA: rich, floral (APPLE, CITRUS, COCOA, GRAPE)
FLAVOR: complex (APPLE, COCOA, GRAPE, HONEY)
Farms delivering to Bugoyi station cultivate coffee at high altitudes of 1,500 to 1,900 meters above sea level that create ideal growing conditions for high quality coffee. The altitude, along with the careful sorting and processing at the station creates an excellent coffee that is clean, with a full body and expressive fruit notes.
Bugoyi washing station sits on the shores of Lake Kivu. Its location is more than just picturesque: the winds blowing off the lake help to dry the coffee evenly. Our in-country partner, Baho Coffee, purchased the station in 2016 and has already partnered with around 5,000 farmers in the surrounding area, a testament to their exceptional working standards.
Farmers in Rwanda have small coffee plots, usually around 250 trees. Most coffee trees are intercropped with food crops like maize and potatoes. Despite their small size, for many, coffee remains the main cash crop and their biggest source of income throughout the year.