Shanga Rwanda Fully Washed 250g
Region: Huye District
Altitude: 1980 - 2250 masl
Process: Fully Washed
Cup Notes: Milk Chocolate, Grapefruit, Hazelnut
Rwandan smallholder farmers come together and organise themselves into cooperatives to elevate their coffees and processing capabilities, resulting in better prices for their produce. Wet mills that are unaffordable individually give communities the freedom to process their coffee together while keeping profits localised.
Abdul Rudahunda owns and operates a Simbi Washing Station that services close to 2000 smallholder farmers in the Huye region. Each of these farms is not much larger than one hectare per family.
Inspired by his grandmother’s love for coffee, Abdul entered his first production season in 2013 and hired 85 employees, of which over 80% were female. In the same year, Simbi Coffee participated in the Rwanda cup of excellence and was impressively awarded 9th place in over 150 samples submitted. Simbis coffee quality continues to excel with Abdul refining his processes through the years.
This washed coffee is wet fermented before being dried undercover for 24 hours. It is then moved to African beds where they remain under direct sunlight for 15-18 days. The roasted coffee results are delivered in distinctive milk chocolate, grapefruit, and hazelnut notes.