- Origin: Rwanda
- Region: Nyamasheke District
- Station: Vunga
- Altitude: 1500 - 2000 MASL
- Variety: Red Bourbon
- Process: Washed
- Roasted for: Filter or Espresso
Tasting Note: Lemon tea, cacao nib & goji berry
Roast to Order:
- Order Cut-off: Every Sunday
- Roast: Every Tuesday
- Dispatch: 1-3 days after roasting
Vunga is a well-known washing station, though it is located in an area in Rwanda where very little coffee is produced, it has a reputation for producing extremely high-quality coffee. In 2012, Vunga placed 13th in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence and 4th in 2014.
Our green coffee partner Raw Material is paying a premium of $0.35 USD per kilo of milled green coffee to the Vunga cooperative in order to help fund infrastructure upgrades. This premium assisted the installation of a full serpentine for washing (previously lacking at the station), extended drying tables, and a depulper in 2017.
Vunga’s producers receive bonus second payments as well as health insurance through the Cooperative. Unfortunately, the region has recently been hit by environmental disaster, as landslides and persistent rainfall have spread across the region causing monumental damage to communities and their livelihoods.