This coffee comes from Mbilima washing station, which is owned by the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative. The washing station is located in the rugged northwest in the town of Musasa. It sits at around 2,020 metres above sea level, making it one of Rwanda’s highest washing stations. Musasa is close to the famous Virunga National Park, and this part of the world has mineral-rich soil and a lush environment that is well-suited to specialty coffee.
Peaberries are rounder than normal coffee beans. This is because a coffee fruit (cherry) usually contains two seeds (beans) that develop with flattened facing sides (like the beans we’re used to seeing). But sometimes only one of these two seeds is fertilised, in which case a single bean occupies the whole space. This forms an oval-shaped bean called a peaberry.
Sweet, with good body. Apple and honey.