Rwanda Nyamasheke Mutovu
Potent sweetness of raw honey and aromatic sugars, lovely accent notes of lemon, peach, warming spice, vanilla, tannic black tea, and a sweet orange note that helps define the acidic impression.
Altitude: 1800-1950+ masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Certification: Farm Gate
The Mutovu coffee station was established as a in 2012 in Nyamasheke area of Western Rwanda. It is in an ideal area for growing coffee with rich soils, and with so many small holder coffee farmers, it's also a central location for a coffee washing station. The wet mill isits at 1800 meters, with coffee being grown in the area up to 1950 meters. Mutovu Coffee is fairly small compared to many of the other coops and washing stations we buy from, estimated output this year at 2 containers of coffee (roughly 85,000 lbs of milled coffee - twice the amount from when they started). Each farmer supplies their own cherries to the station, as well as collects cherries from their neighbors. We have been buying Mutovu every year since they were established, as well as visiting the coop on every trip to Rwanda we make. Each year we're seeing improvements at the mill, last year's included upgraded milling equipment, new drying beds and a brand new warehouse to better store their parchment coffee. They received CAFE Practices certification too, part of which which means they are separating process batches by day of delivery.
Description from Coffee Shrub.