Rwanda Muraho BumbogoThe WestBean Coffee Roasters
Cranberry | Lime | Floral
Region: Gakenke District, Northern Region
Altitude: 1,650–2,000 meters
Variety: Red Bourbon
Process: Washed, sun-dried
After cherries are brought to the Bumbogo station, they are pulped in a machine pulper and then floated in fermentation tanks overnight, for approximately 12 hours. Workers then perform “ikinimba,” a tradition of singing five songs while dancing and stomping on the coffee to clean off the last of the mucilage. This is intended to bring out more sweetness in the coffee.