Rwanda - Vunga - Washed - 250g
LIGHT & JUICY
Nyamasheke / 1600 masl. / Red Bourbon / Washed / SCA 84.50p.
Vunga is a well-known washing station, though it is located in an area in Rwanda where very little coffee is produced, it has a reputation of producing extremely high-quality coffee. In 2012, Vunga placed 13th in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence and 4th in 2014. Vunga’s producers receive bonus second payments as well as health insurance through the Cooperative.
All cherry is hand-sorted before a pre-pulp float, underripe or damaged cherry is removed, along with any foreign objects. Cherry is then floated in pre-pulping tanks removing any floaters and later pulped. Next, coffee is fermented in dedicated concrete fermentation tanks for an average of 12 hours. After fermentation, coffee is released into a large serpentine grading channel. This process also separates parchment into different density grades. After any defects are removed, the parchment is laid out to dry and turned on a regular basis throughout the day for 30 days.