ACR RWANDA NYAKIBANDA
Bing cherry, red apple, brothy, sweet finish.
Nyakibanda Green Coffee, a privately owned station by Nshimiyimana Janvier, has been operating since 2014, making this year its second season. Janvier, a coffee farmer himself with 4200 trees, at the time of his first harvest, he wanted to process his own cherries and with many farmers around the area, building a station was an opportunity. The station is equipped with a Penagos machine to pulp cherries and raised beds to sun dry parchment. He processed 150 tons of cherries this year compared to 120 tons he did the year before, and he hopes to keep growing over time. He participated in the Cup of Excellence this year and ranked 13th in the top 24 stations chosen.