Coffee farmers spreading whole cherries on raised beds for processing in Rwanda

Coffee trees were first planted in Rwanda when it was a Belgian colony during the 19th century. Things looked promising for the coffee-producing industry until the 1900s when a brutal civil war threw the country into turmoil, devastating lives and industries. A century later, after the genocide ended in 2000, Rwanda received an influx of international aid, including large investments in the coffee-producing industry, and in 2004, the first washing station was built. Beautiful Rwanda and its people have been to hell and back, but the terroir and climate continue to make the country a fantastic specialty coffee destination worth caring about.

Sourcing Updates September 2023


Rwanda has one main harvesting period from May to September. Coffees will typically ship from each origin about 3-4 months after the harvest begins.​


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