Twumba coffee is a 100% red bourbon coffee grown in the Twumba sector, Karongi District, Western Province of Rwanda.
Currently, the Twumba washing station works with more than 256 coffee producers who directly supply coffee to the washing station (450 tonnes of coffee cherries per season). Each farmer owns around 300 or more trees, which equates to around 120,800 trees in total.
Farmers are trained to only harvest ripe cherries from the trees on their farm. During harvest, the Twumba washing station applies very strict procedures for sorting cherries; The cherries delivered by the farmers must be sorted by the farmers with the washing station staff in order to train them for a good harvest. The cherries are placed in a tank before being pulped, where the floats are removed and processed separately like low-grade coffee.
The plantations are located up to 2100 m above sea level on sandy-clayey soil with volcanic aspects and the washing station is built at 1957 m above sea level.
Twumba Coffee's washing station won the 2018 Rwanda Cup of Excellence.
Its cup profile is characterized by an aroma of butter, almond, lemon, lively malic acidity and a lingering fruity finish.