Rwanda Maraba Ibisi

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Sometimes it takes a persons vision to enable a region of coffee growers to start producing specialty coffee. Bernard here used to work with commodity coffee until he realized the potential of the Maraba region in Rwanda. With careful processing and focused education for the farmers they created this lovely clean Rwandese lot. It takes your attention with delicate flavors of tropical fruit like oranges, peach and passion fruit, only to become delightly floral with violet, all on an oolong like tea base.

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  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Region: Maraba
  • Town: Murama
  • Washing Station: Ibisi Mountain Hills
  • Station Manager: Bernard Uwitije
  • Farmer: 2000 smallholders
  • Crop: 2022
  • Altitude: 1700m
  • Variety: Red Bourbon
  • Processing: Washed

A note from our supplier, Nordic Approach:

Ibisi Mountain Hills washing station is located in the hills of Southern Rwanda, just a short drive from the Nyungwe Forest, from the east side of the Nyungwe forest comes also one of the branches of the Nile sources.

Bernard Uwitije, a native of the area, had been trading non-washed Ordinary coffee up until 2015, when he realized the potential for fully washed specialty grade coffee.

He build his first washing station, Gitega hills, which operated successfully in his first year and he decided to expand the operations by building a second washing station, Ibisi and the quality at both stations remain outstanding.

Ibisi has produced around 790 tons in 2018 and they are working with over 2000 farmers, of which 845 are part of 25 groups with their farms certified C.A.F.E Practices, 45% of them are women.

Following the pulping of freshly delivered cherry, the coffee is wet fermented and then the beans are sorted by density using water filled grading channels. The wet parchment is dried under cover for 24 hours before being moved to uncovered drying beds for an average of 15 days. During that period the coffee is continually hand sorted.

Part of the income generated by the station each year after repayment of loans is given as premium to farmers to support our 2000 farmers community to pay health insurance scheme, school fees for their children and sometimes upgrade their homes and lifestyle.

Our coffee comes in craft paper bags which contain a plastic liner on the inside to guarantee freshness of our coffee. Please dispose properly at your local plastic trash container. The Village Coffee is roasted fresh every week, and best consumed within four weeks after roast date. Store your coffee in a dry, dark and cool place, avoid the fridge.


Additional information

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Processing Method


Taste Notes

Citrus, Orange, Passion fruit, Peach, Violets


Small (250 gr-8.8 oz), Medium (340 gr-12 oz), Large (1 kg-2.2 lb), Big bag (2,5 kg-5.5 lb)

Grind Size

Ground for Espresso, Ground for Filter, Ground for French Press, Ground for Moka, Whole Beans