Kivubelt Coffee was founded in 2011 by Teuscher Invest, Ltd. with the aquisition of more than 200 acres of land in Gihombo, Nyamaseke district, Western province of Rwanda. Since then we have planted more than 80’000 coffee trees and aquired a coffee washing station to process our coffee.
Teuscher Invest, Ltd, which is owned by Swiss and Rwandan investors, aims to create a model coffee plantation using best sustainable agricultural practice and providing work opportunties for the region.
Touching Lake Kivu and surrounding mountains, we can find our third coffee washing station (CWS) “Kivu belt” in Nyamasheke District. Having Lake Kivu as its neighbor, the wind blowing from the lake makes the condition that Kivu belt CWS has a big temperature gap between day and night. This temperature gap fits the coffee growing environment, since the gap allows coffee cherries to ripe properly and make density inside.
Interestingly, one of the areas called Kamajumba area, is a peninsula coffee plantation beside Lake Kivu, where the strong wind come toward trees from the lake. This unique environment can foster cherries with big temperature differences in a day.
You can see this uniqueness in a cup difference. On top of that, because of volcanoes around, the area enjoys good volcanic soil which is quite suitable for coffee. Compared to other areas, its soil is fertile and gives richness in the taste. Those geographic strengths are motivating plenty farmers to plant coffee with neat care.
The capacity of Kivu belt CWS is 460t collected from around 150 farmers. The altitude ranges from 1,500, to 1,800m. The quality has been proven by Cup of Excellence awards in the previous years and this incident inspired those farmers to improve quality at the highest level among the competitors.
Kivu belt CWS is keen on a social activity. It produces hundreds bags of organic compost making from coffee pulps, giving to farmers. This is for both nourishing all farmer’s soil and maintaining its environment.
View of the Jarama plantation with 4 years old coffee trees crossed by the Kivubelt street connecting Karongi (Kibuye) with Rusizi (Cyangugu). Note the larger shading trees protecting the coffee trees:
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