At Silverback Gorilla Tours we arrange amazing Rwanda Coffee Tours where we take you to explore the various coffee plantations in the country as you see first hand how high quality coffee is grown and processed.
Rwandan coffee plays a major role in the economy of the country, contributing significantly to foreign exchange earnings and to the monetization of the rural economy.
In this Rwanda Coffee Tours, you get to know about the types of coffee grown in Rwanda include Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon (Arabica) with varieties like Harrar.
Coffee plants flower in September and October and between March and July, the coffee cherries are ready for harvest.
The annual quantity produced in Rwanda ranges from 20,000 to 22,000 metric tons.
Is coffee from Rwanda good?
The favourable climate plus the high-quality processing makes for some seriously delicious coffee. Across the board you can expect a rich, creamy body with a buttery overtone and caramel aftertaste. As far as flavor, your tastebuds will delight in the bright, citrusy flavors accompanied by floral or fruit notes.
Where does Rwanda grow coffee?
In Rwanda, where sparkling lakes meet verdant hills, coffee is the main source of income for many families. Rwanda’s coffee is grown on hillsides in high-altitude regions between 5,600 and 7,200 feet. Here, coffee trees are an integral part of the landscape, and have been for many years.
Which type of coffee is mostly grown in Rwanda?
The majority of its coffee is grown by some 400,000 small-scale farmers and their families, most of whom own less than quarter a hectare of land each (total area under production hovers at 42,000 hectares). Almost all of Rwanda’s coffee is Arabica, and 95% is one of several long-established Bourbon varieties.
How much is coffee in Rwanda?
Coffee Farmers in Rwanda will earn Frw284 per kilogram of coffee, the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) announced on Wednesday, setting the 2021 coffee prices. NAEB also said the Frw284/kg is factory price for well produced coffee beans.
What does coffee from Rwanda taste like?
Compared in some respect to Kenya coffee, Rwanda coffee is often quite delicate tasting with a pleasant sweet, caramelly aroma and hints of citrus (lemon, orange).
How do I export coffee from Rwanda?
A Coffee export license is an official permission to conduct a particular export transaction. For exporting coffee from Rwanda, you will need to obtain a coffee export license from the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). It is valid for one year and renewable on request.
When was coffee introduced Rwanda?
Coffee plants were introduced to Rwanda by German missionaries in the early 1900s, though the country’s local production would not garner international acclaim until the start of the 21st century.