Strawberry Fields - Filter
Strawberry Fields Series
A sweet and red fruit beauty with a sticky body. Watermelon, Forest fruits and strawberry are all over this coffee. It's the perfect afternoon delight.
|Taste Notes||Watermelon, Black Forest Fruit, Strawberry, Honey|
||Taste Note Card (PDF)|
This is the second year we release a lot from Gitega Hills and we absolutely love these sweet natural coffees they process. The Gitega Hills drying/wet station is located in the Nyamagabe District of the southern province of Rwanda. It’s located close to Nyungwe Forest and the source of the River Nile. Founded in 2015 by Bernard Uwitije, the processing station receives coffee from multiple local smallholders. The volcanic soil, high altitude (1650 masl) and local expertise from Bernard Uwitije have made Gitega one of the most renowned areas for specialty coffee in Rwanda.
At the station all incoming cherries are meticulously graded for quality. Lots are washed in spring water and then laid in under shaded tables for the night. At sunrise the cherries are uncovered and the drying process - which will take 25-30 days - starts. Coffee harvesting in Rwanda starts in April-May ; the rainy season. To avoid over-fermentation and drying defects, natural coffees are only processed later in June at the beginning of the dry season.
To ensure an even drying, cherries are regularly turned and the moisture content is checked periodically until the desirable range of 11-12.5% is reached. During drying the coffee is also continually hand sorted with underripe or damaged cherries removed. Once fully dried, the beans are packed into clean bags and brought to the dry mill in Kigali for further processing. The rigour with which these tasks are performed help explain Gitega’s remarkable consistent high quality natural coffees. This is one of the best and most complex naturally processed Rwandan coffees we’ve tasted so far.
With an increased quality assurance, part of the income generated by the station is given as a premium to farmers to support their health insurance schemes. The station also pays school fees for the farmer’s children.
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