Coffee as a union of a country
Main producing regions
Kizi Rift, Kivu, Akagera, and Muhazi
Most cultivated varieties
Annual export -60 kg bags-
389,000 bags approx.
February to July
Traditional processing method
Beginning of coffee cultivation
July to December
1,400 and 2,000 masl.
Standard bag size
ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Rwanda is an inland country located in East Africa, bordered to the north by Uganda, to the south and east by Tanzania and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is divided between the Nile and Congo rivers, surrounded byañosranges, is a small country, has an area of 26,338 km² and has an estimated population of 12.62 million inhabitants.
The diverse ecosystems of Rwanda are a set of volcanoes, tropical forests, extensive savannahs and lakes, its territory also contains plains and wetlands that enrich the cultivation of coffee, although the determining factor in the flavors of Rwandan coffee are its fertile andyearssoils located at high altitudes.
The climate of Rwanda is a temperate tropical climate, the country comprises regions with climatic variants with cooler regions in the higher altitudes and much warmer as the territory loses altitude. It is in the higher altitudes that Rwanda’s coffees develop best.
Coffee production in the country is smallholder with farmers depending on coffee harvests, Currently coffee generates more than 400,000 jobs and is cultivated in all regions of the country, with 100% of its production being of the Arabica species and the Bourbon Red varietal.