Rwanda Ibisi Natural
Ibisi is BACK! Now available for PREORDER! A new lot of our seasonal Rwandan is here. We purchased this coffee in TWO iterations. In this featured release, you're able to experience a coffee from a single origin that has been processed using two methodologies: washed & natural. This is the best way to taste the impacts of coffee preparation on fermentation and find out what style of processing is your favorite! Check out the natural here and learn more about processing on our monthly educational blog.
Country Origin: Rwanda
Region: Nyamagabe, Southern Province
Elevation: 1700 - 1900 MASL (~5600 - 6200 ft)
Producer: Smallholder Contributors to Ibisi Mountain Hills washing station
Importer: Balzac Brothers
Harvest: March - July
Variety: Red Bourbon
The Ibisi Mountain Hills washing station is located in the Ibisi bya Huye mountain of Southern Rwanda, just a short drive from the Nyungwe Forest. Bernard Uwitije, a native of the area, had been trading non-washed, ordinary coffee up until 2015, when he realized the potential for fully washed, specialty grade coffee. He built his first washing station, Gitega Hills, which operated successfully in his first year and he decided to expand the operations by building a second washing station, Ibisi Mountain into 2017.
Ibisi Mountain Coffee Lot 002 is Winner of Rwanda Cup of Excellence 2018 on 23rd rank with 87,29 Average Score.
This station works with more than 2000 farmers. Among them, 845 farmers work into 25 groups with their farms certified C.A.F.E Practices - 45% of them are women.
Part of the income generated by the station each year after repayment of loans is given as premium to farmers to pay health insurance, school fees for their children, and sometimes upgrade their homes and lifestyle.