The Rutonde lot is a separation from amongst the 633 farmers that are currently using the Kinini washing station chosen from trees at altitudes of 2000+ masl on south-westerly and westerly facing slopes. The coffee is grown on terroir that is provably excellent for producing coffee, with neighbouring areas producing Cup of Excellence winning lots already.
In 2012, 38 of the 252 hectares were planted with Bourbon Mayaguez 139 seedlings, 2,000-2,500 in each hectare. This totalled nearly half a million new trees, that are now cropping. The cultivar itself most likely originated from the Island of Reunion (The same place as where the original Bourbon mutation was first noted), together with Jackson that is also widely found in Rwanda, and a Bourbon mutation. The third commonly found cultivar, Bourbon Mayaguez 71, could have come from Ethiopia, introduced via the Congo.
We taste Nectarine, Oranges and Lime Zest. It makes a great syrupy espresso, but equally clean filter coffee highlighting how great and versatile Central African coffee can be.
Altitude: 2000 masl
Region: Rulindo, North Rwanda
Producer: Kinini Washing Station
Bags hold 250g of whole bean coffee. We recommend letting your coffee rest for at least 4 days prior to brewing. We ship on Thursdays.