With Rwandan coffee just coming into season, The Blend has rounded up the top 7 facts about the caramel and citrus profiled beans.
- Rwanda is Africa’s ninth largest Arabica coffee producer.
- The country has approximately 28,000 hectares of land dedicated to coffee cultivation.
- 95% of Rwanda’s coffee plants are the high-quality Arabica varietal Bourbon.
- The fruit for the coffee is handpicked, during the rainy season which concludes at the end of May.
- German missionaries were the first to introduce coffee trees to Rwanda in 1904.
- The green coffee produced is wet processed, often at communal washing stations.
- Coffee in Rwanda is grown at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level.