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HUMURE COFFEE WASHING STATION

Humure, named after the highest hill in the area, is located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. It’s currently the largest station in the Baho family - collecting cherry from 1500 smallholder farmers, producing 1300 kg bags of green coffee annually, and employing 220 people during the peak of the season.  The station was newly constructed in 2017 by a different owner, but Emmanuel stepped in to purchase Humure during the 2018 season.  He immediately made large investments in infrastructure - new fermentation tanks, new washing channels, and larger storage units - thus, increasing the production capacity by 20x in the first three years of operation. Though the region is currently dominated by banana and maize production, Baho has established an impressive seedling distribution program that’s mobilizing farmers to start planting more coffee.  The goal of Humure has historically been to produce high volumes of slightly lower-grade specialty coffee (think 80 - 85 points). Though that’s perhaps the quality level of the bulk of the coffee that goes through the station, we’re continually impressed at how many lots are scoring 86+ each season.

HUMURE COFFE WASHING STATION LOCATION

Location: Gatsibo district, Eastern Province 

Altitude washing station: 1624 masl 

Altitude farms: 1550- 1835 masl 

Varieties: Red Bourbon 

Processing methods: Washed Average 

precipitation: 847 mm 

Average temperature: 20,9 °C 

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