Rwanda – Remera Washing Station

$3.98 / lb
$526.46 / bag

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25 Bag(s)

About This Coffee

About This Coffee

This coffee comes from Buf Cafe and is 100% Bourbon variety. Buf Cafe operates two separate washing stations – Nyarusiza and Remera. This particular lot comes from the larger of the two, Remera, which sits at 1950 meters. Buf Cafe was started by Epiphanie Mukashyaka after receiving funding from the Rwandan Development Bank and USAID’s PEARL project, and now managed with her son, Samuel Muhirwa. They process coffee cherry from two distinct cooperatives in the Ginkongoro prefecture: Cobabakagi (1300 members) and Terimbere Kawa Yacu (between 400-600 members). They also collect cherry from farmers in other regions, siphoning away outside cooperative output by placing collection sites within the operating zones of other established groups.

Country of Origin Rwanda
Region Nyamagabe District, Southern Province
Producer Type Washing Station
Farm Name Various smallholders
Processing Washed
Processing Description Dried on raised beds
Growing Altitude 1950m


Harvest Season 2021/22
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Red Bourbon

History of Coffee in Zambia

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.

Growing Coffee in Zambia

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl). Most coffee grows from 1300 – 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing. A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry.


Sample Roasting Guide

Consistency is key when sample roasting. Yet, your first crack won’t always happen at the same time, which makes it difficult to know when to end your roast. Use this guide to know when to discharge depending on how long it took you to reach first crack.