Rwanda - Kinini 250g
Altitude: 2000+ masl
Variety: Bourbon, BM139, BM71, Jackson
Cup Notes: Blueberry, Candyfloss, Chocolate, Mango, Syrupy
Kinini coffee washing station is owned by R&B Import Export Ltd. This company works in partnership with 622 farmers, all farmers are part of co-operatives. The objective is to establish long-term partnerships. Most farmers are widows from the Rwandan genocide and Jacquie, one of the founders of Kinini is a key member of the International Women’s Coffee Association (IWCA). Kinini coffees are grown on the slopes of high-altitude mountains ranging from 1800 to 2500 metres above sea level with temperatures varying from 17 to 23 degrees centigrade. The climate, altitude and volcanic soils allow the predominantly Bourbon-variety coffee cherries to mature slowly, giving a good-sized bean that is rich in flavour and aroma.
Ripe cherries are picked in the early hours of the morning. They are then immediately delivered to the washing station where they are again hand sorted. The best quality cherries are pulped, fermented, graded, and washed, all under expert supervision.