Rwanda Fully Washed Miko

The Cup

Roast Level: Medium

Cupping Notes: Acidity: Bright|| Body: Medium || Flavor: lemon, strawberry, grapefruit, floral, cherry, vanilla and caramel

The Specs

Varietal Red Bourbon
Proc Method Fully Washed
Harvest March - July

The Story

Miko is a coffee collection site made up of 165 coffee farming families located in the hills of Southern Rwanda near the Nyungwe Forest (home to the source of the Nile River). The farms supplying to the Miko site sit between 1,700-1,900m and have been a model of consistency for quality and yield. These coffees are processed and dried on raised beds for 10-14 days at the Gitega Washing Station, located in the Nyamagabe District, also near the Nyungwe Forest. Owner Bernard Uwitije built the station end of 2015, and began processing fully-washed specialty grade coffee in 2016. He equipped the station with 1500kg Penagos machine, fermentation tanks, and raised drying beds.