Rwanda | Maraba - Sovu

Cup characteristics: Blood Orange, Rose, Dried Cherry

Fully Washed

MASL 1700 - 2200

Bourbon 2021

Sovu is one of Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa (Maraba) Cooperative's washing stations which began operating in 2005. A testament to their great coffee farming practices, the Sovu washing station has consistently ranked amongst the best coffees in Cup of Excellence, winning the national competition five times since 2008. 

The coffee farms are situated high in the green hills of Huye Mountain and benefit from a rich and fertile volcanic soil. The predominant coffee variety in Rwanda is Bourbon. 

The mountain roads are in pretty poor condition and very few people own vehicles, which makes coffee cherry transport very difficult. To answer this problem the Maraba cooperative organises for all its washing stations to collect coffee cherries daily, directly from the farmers from collection points. 


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