Our Rwandan coffee is produced by 707 local farmers in the sub-region of Nyamasheke. Coffee from smallholder farmers is sent to Mahembe washing station for processing. The site includes its own farm and is run by Justin Musabyiama. After moving away for some time, he decided to come back and invest in the community he was from.
Most of the cherries delivered to Mahembe are from the Nyungwe Forest belt. The terrain in the region is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine, and tropical rainfall provide exceptional conditions for the cultivation of arabica, and the Bourbon variety particularly excels in the high elevations of Rwanda’s mountains.