Huye Mountain Natural, Rwanda
Mr. Rubanzangabo eventually bought land in his native Huye district and planted his own coffee farm. After years of work and re-investement into building out the washing station, Huye Mountain now collects coffee from over 1,000 local producers.
Once the coffees are brought in, they are carefully sorted and selected. For the natural processed coffee, ripe cherry is left to dry in the sun on raised beds that help increase air-flow and keep the coffee from over-fermenting in the fruit. Over two weeks, the coffee will be consistently turned by hand until reaching a stable dryness.
The resulting cup explodes with fruit flavor, while retaining characteristic particular to Rwandan coffee.