Processing

INFORMATION ON WASHING STATIONS


1) Nkora Washing station
Nkora Washing station is located in MUSHONYI/RUTSIRO/Western Province, it is one of the biggest CWS in Rwanda with a capacity of producing 500MT of parchment coffee per annual season. This coffee grows at an altitude of 1,490m on an average Rainfall in that area of 1,250mm per annum.Nkora CWS specializes in processing of specialty coffee while building long-termrelationship with farmers who supplies cherries, the washing station uses wet processing method and natural sun drying system in coffee processing.Nkora CWS has built a nursery school in 2013 to facilitate farmer’s kids who supply coffee to the washing station, Nkora CWS has also been USA Fairtrade certified in 2014.


2) Cyebumba CWS
Cyebumba CWS is located in KIVUMU/RUTSIRO/Western province, it has capacity of producing 60MT of parchment coffee per annual season and coffee which grows at an altitude of 1,900m. Cyebumba CWS works with 200 farmers grouped in a cooperative named KODUKACYE which can deliver 4 containers from their plantations only .The company encourage coffee growers by giving them training on farming and everything regarding certification process for getting Fair Trade Certificate and also give them incentives in form of bonus and also supplies fertilizers and pesticides to the farmers. Cyebumba CWS use Wet processing method and natural sun drying system in its coffee processing.


3) Shangi coffee washing station
Shangi coffee washing station is located in NYAMASHEKE/Western Province. This coffee grows at an altitude of 1786m, ShangiCWS has capacity of producing 80MT of parchment per annual season. Shangi CWS has been awarded by Cup of excellence winner in 2013 and have been certified by Rainforest Alliance in 2016.Shangi CWS also use wet and natural sun drying processing method in its coffee production.


4) Buliza Coffee Washing Station
Buliza Coffee Washing Station is located in BUREGA/RULINDO/Northern Province, Buliza CWS started its operations in 2007, this coffee grows at an altitude of 1790 m with a temperature of 18-19 degree Celsius. The washing station has capacity of producing 80MT of parchment coffee per annual season, It uses wet processing and natural sundrying processing. Buliza CWS was among overall winners of cup of excellence in 2011. Wet and sun drying processing is used in coffee processing.


5) Kigeme Washing Station
Kigeme Washing Station is located in KIGEME/NYAMAGABE/Southern Province. This coffee grows at an altitude of 2070m. Kigeme CWS is among our washing station that has a big organic coffee plantation that is in process of certification.Kigeme CWS has a capacity of producing 100 MT of parchment coffee per season. Kigeme CWS uses also wet and sun drying processing method in its coffee processing.

The Process

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