7 things to know about Rwandan coffee


With Rwandan coffee just coming into season, The Blend has rounded up the top 7 facts about the caramel and citrus profiled beans.

  1. Rwanda is Africa’s ninth largest Arabica coffee producer.Image result for rwanda flag
  2. The country has approximately 28,000 hectares of land dedicated to coffee cultivation.
  3. 95% of Rwanda’s coffee plants are the high-quality Arabica varietal Bourbon.
  4. The fruit for the coffee is handpicked, during the rainy season which concludes at the end of May.
  5. German missionaries were the first to introduce coffee trees to Rwanda in 1904.
  6. The green coffee produced is wet processed, often at communal washing stations.Image result for rwandan coffee
  7. Coffee in Rwanda is grown at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level.

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