CAPE CLASSIC SINGLE ORIGIN
Fully Washed, Dry Fermented
Nyamulinda Washing Station, Nyamagabe, Rwanda
Francine & Immaculate
Black Cherry, Apricots, Nutmeg with Almond Aroma; Smooth Chocolate Body
Light to Medium
Price We Pay
Immaculate and Francine are paid $2,37 per/kg for their coffee. This relates to 39% of the FOB price, which is $6,10 per/kg.
The climate in Nyamagabe is warm and temperate. In winter, there is much less rainfall in Nyamagabe than in summer. This location is classified as CWB by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Nyamagabe is 17.6 °C. Precipitation averages 1279 mm. There is a difference of 195 mm of precipitation between the driest and wettest months. During the year, the average temperatures vary by 1.2 °C.
Coffee is pulped, then placed into large soaking tanks. No water is added, so the coffee is more exposed to the effects of oxygen and weather conditions. Common dry fermentation periods are 15 hours. The length of time will vary depending on weather and temperature for this process. Once fermented it will then be washed and floating beans further separated before being dried.
Nyamulinda was built and established by Immaculate and Francine, friends who are both from the Nyamagabe area, in southern Rwanda. After realising the potential for coffee in their home village, they decided to grow it themselves, and planted over 20,000 coffee trees on their combined farm land. At the time of harvesting, they decided to process the coffee on their own, in order to maintain the quality achieved on their farms. Nyamulinda was born from this dedication to quality production, and the washing station was built in 2016 and began processing their coffee, and also that of their neighbouring farmers. With high quality at the core of their ethos, they want to expand Nyamulinda’s capacity, and grow their volume from the 220 tons of cherries processed this year.