Coffee Origin - Rwanda
Rwanda grows almost exclusively bourbon arabica varietals. There are five distinct growing regions of Kivu, Virunga, Kizi Rift, Akagera and Muhazi most of which are 1,700 – 2000 metres above sea level. Coffee is Rwanda's fourth largest export and is produced by over 400,000 smallholders owning less than an acre each.
In the past it was a producer of low quality C-grade coffee and even this was very nearly destroyed by 1980's economic crash that saw the price of coffee collapse. This was followed by the terrible events of the 1994 genocide. Presently, Rwanda's coffee industry has recovered with strong backing from the government and now offers beautiful coffee. They can be either syrupy sweet with big mouthfeel or bright with berry flavours.