Rwanda, Bumbogo Lot 2
Region: Gakenke District,
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1650 - 2000 MASL
Crop Year: 2021
Tasting Notes: concord grapes, red plum, cranberry, cantaloupe melon, sugar cane
Bumbogo coffee washing station (CWS) is located in the Gakenke District, Northern region of Rwanda. The Gakenke District is a world-renowned area when it comes to producing top specialty coffee from Rwanda. Numerous stations have placed in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence over the years from this district. Bumbogo is the newest CWS in the Gakenke District and is only an hour’s drive away from the capital city Kigali. Around every single corner on the way to Bumbogo you will witness stunning vistas of all shades of green hills complimented with the bright orange coloured soil of Rwanda. Once you turn off the main highway you will pass through the local villages and make yourself through numerous coffee farms until you are greeted strikingly by Bumbogo CWS.
Bumbogo’s growth has been phenomenal since it started in 2017. Our Bumbogo family more than doubled its production from the first year in 2018 by building an extra 106 new African drying beds, bringing the grand total to 203 drying beds. More so, through our close partnership we have provided agricultural education and seedlings to our family of Bumbogo Farmers generating higher yields and incomes. We have supplied roof sheeting to the Bumbogo communities in order for them to build safer structured roofs to withstand heavy rain falls.