Andre Hakizimana, Rwanda – Filter
$22.00 – $74.00
Producer: Andre Hakizimana and Anathal Mukagwiza
Region: Gakenke District, Rwanda
Variety: Red Bourbon
Tasting Notes: Mandarin and Golden Syrup
This coffee was produced by Andre Hakizimana and his wife Anathal Mukagwiza. Single farm micro-lots like this one are extremely rare in Rwanda, as most washing stations receive cherries from hundreds of small-scale farmers, making it nearly impossible to separate by a single farm or producer group. Andre and Anathal own 1.3 hectares of organically farmed land, with over 3,000 coffee trees, producing approximately 16 tonnes of coffee per season. Andre is also a founding member (and former president) of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, which has multiple washing stations and a dry mill. This allows him to process smaller lots individually, while minimising costs and maintaining excellent quality.
Processed at Dukunde Kawa’s Mbilima washing station, the ripest, heaviest cherries are pulped and fermented overnight before further sorting and soaking for 24 hours. The coffee is carefully hand sorted when wet to remove any unripe seeds or defects, and dried over 2 weeks until 11% humidity is reached. This incredibly delicious coffee is a testament to Andre’s four decades of growing experience and we are very fortunate to be sharing it with you for the fourth year in a row. We’ve roasted it for filter to highlight its delicate, citrus sweetness and syrupy qualities.