Region: Northern Province, Gakenke District
Altitude: 2000-2300 Meters
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Brown Sugar, Bright Acidity, Honeydew
Description: Situated in the Northern Provence in the highest parts of the Gakenke District lies the Coko washing station. It’s run by a predominantly female co-operative. They are using a Penagos – washer which doesn’t use a lot of water, rather than the traditional three disk – pulpers, which are used here in Rwanda and which need a lot of water in order to process the cherries. This processing allowed them to begin their co- operative on a site which had very little water resources. The water used is mountain water. All the coffee here is hand picked, depulped, dry fermented for 12 hours and then wet fermented for 18 hours. The coffee is firstly shade dried and then sun dried on raised beds along the steep mountain slopes.