Roasting date: 17/06/2021
Variety: Bourbon - Jackson
Process: Honey process
Rwacof purchased the Kayumbu washing station in 2013 and has been working with the 1,055+ farmers delivering cherry to the station ever since.
Rwacof’s farmer training program focuses on empowering smallholder farmers by fostering sustainable, high-quality coffee production.
After purchasing cherry from producers, workers send the cherry through a strict sorting process. First, washing station staff remove any lower quality cherry through flotation. Then, a specially trained staff visually inspects the remaining cherry for any visual defects.
After sorting, cherry is pulped on a Pinhalese pulper outfitted and then laid out to sun dry on raised beds. While drying, the coffee is regularly sorted to remove imperfections and sifted to ensure even drying.
Above all, Rwacof's exceptional attention to detail during post-harvest activities ensures the best quality coffee possible. From the moment cherry enters the washing station until it is milled and bagged for export, Rwacof keeps stringent quality controls in place. They know, as we do, that high quality coffee is crucial for delivering benefit all along the supply chain.