When you go to South Province in Rwanda, Remera coffee washing station (CWS) attracts you at the moment with an amazing spectacular of collaboration of hills and dry beds. Remera CWS is located in Nyamagabe District taking 3 hours from the capital Kigali. One of the greatest features of Remera CWS is its high which allows Bufcoffee to collect mature, dense and sweet cherries at altitude between 1,800 – 2,200m to the CWS. This high altitude makes cherries mature very slowly so that it brings well balanced acidity and sweetness to cherries. Additionally, Remera area is enriched with nutritious soil and pure water because of being close to the national forest Nyungwe and source of River Nile. The soil and pure water supply enough nutrition and it gives clearness and complicated flavor when you cup. Particularly, we receive sufficient rainfall during a year.
For these good conditions for growing coffee cherries, we have more than 3,000 small size farmers and receive approximately 800t of high quality cherries out there. Of course all of its cherries are Arabica Bourbon variety and they are carefully processed as fully washed. At Remera CWS, we have several new challenges which you can seldom see at other place, for example, shade drying and natural processing. To attain higher quality, we don’t hesitate to put any efforts to find the best way or best processing method for our coffee. Thanks to those efforts from each worker, Remera CWS has been awarded in Cup of Excellence many times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2013). For sustainability, Bufcoffee built up water sanitation system for used water to keep its clean environment for neighbors.