Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” and the topography and climate are generally conducive to coffee production. Nevertheless, there have been numerous challenges that coffee production in Rwanda has overcome in its history. Before the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, coffee had become Rwanda’s most valuable export. But along with falling coffee prices, the genocide obliterated the coffee industry within Rwanda. In the aftermath, there was a renewed investment in agricultural infrastructure, and today the recovery of the coffee industry represents a strong sense of national pride.
The Kanzu washing station is located in the Nyamasheke district in western Rwanda. The washing station itself rests at 1900 meters above sea level, and the coffee is collected from many smallholder farmers growing coffee in the volcanic soil on the surrounding hills. The coffee is washed, using flotation and hand sorting throughout the entire process to ensure the best cup quality. We purchasd this coffee through Coffee Shrub.
All coffee orders are roasted on Monday and shipped on Tuesday at 8am CT.