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Origin Information

Grower
Kivubelt Coffee | Furaha Umwizey
Variety
Bourbon
Region
Cyiya, Western Province, Nyamasheke District, Rwanda
Harvest
April-May
Altitude
1800-2000 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Rwanda Kivubelt Lot 16 Cyiya GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms in the community of Cyiya and organized around Kivubelt Coffee, which owns several farms and a mill located in the Nyamasheke district of Rwanda. Furaha Umwizey, who was born and raised in Rwanda, established Kivubelt in 2008 after returning from Switzerland where she earned her master's degree in economics. Kivubelt receives ripe cherry from small producers in the remote community of Cyiya, who deliver cherry to the Murundo mill where the coffee is depulped, fermented, washed and dried.  Kivubelt helps local producers improve quality and returns profits directly to the producers who deliver coffee to the Murundo mill. Furaha has also dedicated Kivubelt’s earnings to funding healthcare for more than 200 local residents.