Price $4.48 per pound
Bag Weight 132.85 lbs
Flavor Profile Citrus zest, tomato, hops, bergamot
Smallholder farmers organized around the Horizon Coffee Washing Station
Local bourbon varieties
Huye District, Southern Province, Rwanda
Fully washed and dried in raised beds
March - July
The name Horizon represents a vision of optimism and long-term quality, and the coffees produced from this washing station are consistently bright, aromatic, and honey-sweet. The Horizon washing station in the Huye district was reborn in 2018, resurrected from previous operators who left it in disrepair. The new, experienced management team came in with an extensive history of running processing stations in the western province. They immediately set about restoring machinery and redesigning QA protocols.
Local participating smallholder farmers hand-pick coffee cherry, which is carefully inspected upon delivery to the washing station. After depulping in a vintage disk pulper, coffee is fermented underwater, washed clean with fresh water, and then dried on raised beds for 10-14 days.
Horizon works with Rwanda Trading Company (RTC), a miller and exporter that began in 2010 managing small shipments of coffee from Kigali and has since grown into one of the best end-to-end value chain operators in the country. RTC works with dozens of washing stations across the country, not only milling and marketing their finished coffee, but also pre-financing harvests, providing farm management curriculums to local teams, helping processors establish their cherry prices, and centralizing quality control, allowing them to break down or combine deliveries to maximize returns to washing stations and coops. “Inzovu Supreme”, is RTC’s label for full-container-load, top quality lots that they market each year. In this case, the coffee is from a single washing station; but other Inzovu Supreme lots can be multi-station blends depending on profile.