Washing Station: Gatare
Producer: 2,000 small hold farmers
Fermentation: 24 hrs.
Elevation: 1765 m
The Gatare washing station lies between Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe Forest National Park in the Nyamasheke district of Western Rwanda. Sitting at an elevation of 1,765 meters above sea level, this washing station was one of the first to process fully-washed specialty coffee when it was founded in 2003. Over 2,000 farmers from the surrounding area sell their cherry to this washing station where it is de-pulped, fermented for 24 hours and dried on raised beds. The coffee is then transported to a dry mill in Kigali City for final milling and export.
We roast and ship orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Orders placed after 8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be roasted and shipped on the next roast day. We provide $5.00 flat rate priority mail with USPS for all orders.