Rwanda Ngoma Fully Washed (200g)
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1600-1700 masl
Process: Fully Washed
Roast: City to City+
Tasting Notes: Floral, citrus and jasmine tea
Located in the southern province Rushai of Rwanda, Ngoma is the name of the wet mill where the coffee is processed. The mill is situated at 1626 meters above sea level and was established in 2006. The Ngoma wet mill was originally built with assistance from a USAID program supporting the creation of a fully washed coffee market in Rwanda.
The station has a very large capacity, operating a 3 ton per hour McKinnon disc pulper, washing channels, dry fermentation tanks and soaking tanks. In 2013 the Ngoma wet mill produced 60 tons of parchment in total.
After the cherry is harvested, immature green cherry is picked out. Then the over-ripe cherry is separated in floatation tanks and only prime red cherry is sent to pulpers. Pulped parchment is fermented for 24-48 hours depending on the local weather conditions at the time. Then the clean, washed parchment is sent for drying. All the coffee is dried on raised beds anywhere from 15-22 days prior to dry milling.