Simbi coffee washing station is a new coffee washing station started to operate in 2013
It is located in south province in Huye Distict and is a private owned by Mr. Abdul Rudahungwa who is a coffee grower and an entrepreneur.
The idea come after that as a coffee grower by family and due to the known quality of the coffee in Huye-maraba zone, and in addition to the new government coffee extension program in that zone resulting in a lot of coffee that will need to be processed without being taken far from the farms.
The supplied cherries are mainly from Simbi, maraba and sovu sectors with farmers grouped into cooperatives imbereheza composed of 250 members (60% women) currently growing coffee trees on around 45 Ha.
|Farm Name||Simbi CWS|
|Farmer/Rep.||HAVUGIMANA Jean Damascene|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Aroma/Flavor||red melon, watermelon, blossoms, spicy, caramel, banana, sweet tomato, apricot-sweetness, pineapple, grapefruit, almonds, roasted, toffee|
|Acidity||lively, creamy, juicy, crisp, sparkling|
|Other||sweet long finish, honey sweetness, smooth, milk chocolate aftertaste|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1049|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|