Blueberry / Honey / Bright Acidity
- COUNTRY: Rwanda
- REGION: Western Province, Rubavu, Nyamyumba
- FARM: Various around Nyamyumba Central Washing Station
- VARIETY: Bourbon
- ALTITUDE: 1500 - 2000 Masl
- PROCESS: Washed
- ROAST: Light
Recommended Brewing Methods
Filter / Chemex / Pour Over / Cold Brew
Nyamyumba produces top-notch specialty coffee thanks to their rigorous sorting process that begins with farmers hand selecting only ripe cherry, continues through collection and extends even to the drying tables where employees inspect the drying cherry multiple times in order to remove defective beans,
This Bourbon is grown in the western district of Rubavu on the shore of Lake Kivu, to the east of the Congo rainforest surrounded by a volcanic region.
The name of Nyamyumba comes from the local washing station. The adoption of such names is very common in Rwanda as many of the growers are small-holders and would not produce sufficient quantity of coffee for sale on their own, so they get together as a co-operative through the washing station. The station was built in 2006, part of a group of nine. There has been a large investment in the infrastructure in Rwanda from U.S. aid money and an increase in coffee pricing linked to the improvement in quality.
The average Nyamyumba plantation size is 0.17 hectors (400 coffee trees) and is grown on an altitude between 1500m to 2000m and is a fully washed bourbon coffee.