Rwanda Gitega Washed
Kopakaki-Dutegure is a cooperative with its own processing station near Lake Kivu in the district of Karongi. The lot number 52 originates from 18 farmers from the village Gitega. Each of them owns from 100 to 300 coffee trees and lives in the vicinity of the village of Gitega which is a small mountain town near the washing station.
This particular lot was picked and processed the same day in Gitega. The processing station supports over 990 families who are living at their farms located in the surrounding hills. After the picking, the farmers deliver the coffee cherries to the processing station. Station employees control the delivery by recording who and how much coffee was delivered, ensuring each farmer receives a receipt for the delivered quantity which will make up a paid sum.
By collecting such information, the entire cooperative can track the quality and quantity of coffee obtained from each micro-region of cultivation. The cherries are sorted on site from each farmer, furthermore to be hulled and wet fermented. Depending on ambient temperature, the coffee cherries are wet fermented for 12-14 hours and dried on raised beds for 12-16 days. The time varies depending on the weather conditions.
We found that the processing retains acidity in the coffee which we have chosen to highlight during our roasting refinements.
This harvest is arranged by our friend Per Nordby and the 18 farmers of Gitega:
Altitude 1,500-1,700 MASL
Aroma Honey, Pomegranade
Flavor Rosehip, Almonds, Hibiscus
Acidity Citric, Bright, Mid-High
Body Soft, Mid
TRANSPARENCY TRADE, PRICING AND GRADING DISCLOSURE
Bukavu > Gothenburg > Arendal
Remunerated: 9.50 USD/kg
Availability: 120kg (2 bags)
SCAA Score: 90.00
Recommended sales price: 25 USD/kg
(Covers transport of green coffee, customs and import, production and distribution.)