Rwanda

Rwanda

The land of a thousand hills offers Arabica quality coffee.
  • In 1903 German missionaries were supposed to have brought Bourbon Mayaguez (Red Bourbon) to Rwanda.
  • The highest elevation is the 4,507 m high Karisimbi, which belongs to the Virunga volcanoes.
  • Mountain gorillas still live in the wild.
  • The best cultivation areas for Rwandan specialty coffee are to be found in the west province, at 1,500 m to 2,200 m altitude.
  • The nutrient-rich grounds and the semi-humid tropical climate are ideal for good Arabica quality coffee and is even better than before the civil war.
  • This is due to the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) activities initiated in 2001.
  • They built washing facilities, which allowed a wet processing of the coffees.
  • Since 2000, PEARL has also been training young Rwandan students in agricultural sciences, cupping and quality management.

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