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Rwanda, the rising star of recent years, has become a sought-after production center for its low quantity but high quality coffees.

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RWANDA

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RWANDAN
COFFEE 
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The first coffee was brought to Rwanda by German missionaries in the early 1900s.

High-scale production began in the early 1930s, when Belgium became a colony. Belgium made it mandatory for farmers to grow coffee, yet paid farmers low.

With the end of the colonial period, some farmers abandoned this obligation and stopped growing coffee.

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Global Production Ranking


#29

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Annual Average Production

280,000 *


* In 60 kg
bags

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Regions

 

Lake Kivu 

Butare

Nyanza | Rulindo

Ngoma District

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Arabica Varieties

French Mis. Bourbon

Bourbon

Caturra

Catuai

Mibirizi

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Harvesting
Period





March - June

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Thanks to the farmers who continue to grow high quality coffee in Rwanda, 75% of which is agricultural land, coffee was the most important export item of Rwanda by the 1970s. So much so that even the cutting of coffee trees was prohibited at that time.

Bourbon is the most commonly grown Arabica variety and 95% of all Arabica trees are bourbon.

After the decline in production during the civil war and genocide in 1994, it quickly recovered with the support of the state.

ARABICA
PRODUCTION .

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RWANDAN
COFFEE
TODAY .

In the past, Rwandan farmers processed their own coffee at home. Homemade fruit sorting, washing, fermentation and drying on the ground reduced the quality of the product. Today, there are approximately 300 washing stations within the borders of Rwanda. With the increase in the number of stations and processing quality, Rwandan coffee has become much more quality and valuable for export.

Today, with 400,000 coffee farmers, Rwanda realizes 0.2% of the world's coffee production.

In Rwanda, which is surrounded by land, the biggest obstacle to coffee production is transportation. The distance to export ports negatively affects the access costs of coffee.

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MATOKE
BEST SELLERS

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A unique blend of Kenya and Rwanda Arabica beans featuring an aromatic, smooth, well-rounded flavour.

An excellent choice for those who want to enjoy fruit flavor and experience unique African aromas in their coffee. Perfect with or without milk.

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Matoke's experience in the selection of the best coffee beans from East Africa and a longer-lasting roasting with its thick golden cream.

Perfect for the real espresso lover who wants to enjoy an authentic Italian coffee shop experience.