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Rwanda Cocatu AA

Cupping notes

Peach, apricot, orange, tea-rose. Delicate, syrupy, silky.

Description

The Cocatu washing station was founded in 2007 by twenty farmers under the cooperative presidency of Liberatha Ndahayo and has now grown to cover 6000 small scale farmers. The global financial crisis caused difficulties that saw Kinini stepping in in 2017, and the strict quality control is followed here in a similar vein to their own washing station.

The renewal of Cup of Excellence in the country in 2018 saw Cocatu gain a placing with a score of 87.29, in an area that proliferates with high cup scores and CoE placings.

Coffee here is picked by the multiple smallholders that fall within the catchment area. It is then transported to the washing station by 4pm that day to undergo an initial washing cleaning before a short dry fermentation stage in a tank. The tank is then filled with clean water and wet fermentation occurs, before the coffee is transported through channels to the soaking tank. From here it moves to raised beds to dry under the sun, with shade nets used at peak hours to protect from too much heat.

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Origin
Process
Washed
Altitude
1800-2500m
Harvest
April - August
Species
SCA score
87
Varietal

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