The coffee story
[Women checking the quality of cherries on arrival]
About Kigeme CWS
Manager: Rutaganda Simon Pierre
Foundation year: 2017
Number of members: 860 farmers
Altitude range of the farms: From 2000 to 2500 m
Soil: Sandy clay loam
Average farm size: 1 ha
Average yearly rainfall: 110 mm
Altitude of the washing station: 2070m
Process: After sorting and floating, the coffee is pulped and fermented without water for 16 to 20 hours. Once the mucilage is loose, the beans are rinsed on washing channels and taken to raised beds to dry for up to 24 days with constant moving of the beds and monitoring of moisture content
“We started working on micro-lots 3 years ago when some American customers asked if we could do it. We began separating lots based on altitude (1800m and above), quality profile and some on farm. We had support from a person who used to do this type of coffee in Kenya. Micro-lots require a lot more dedication and special attention. Of our washing stations, I believe that Kigeme is one of the ones with highest potential for quality because of the altitude, the age of the trees and the quality of the soil. On top of that, we maintain very rigorous processing methods.”
2000m - 2500m
April, 2020 - April, 2020
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: June, 2020
Cupped: June, 2020
|Key flavor notes||
Grower (Pending)Chocolate, Floral, Orange, Mild acidity, Herbal
CAFERWA Ltd is a coffee exporting company which started its operation in 1995 with the goal of exporting coffee to different parts of the world. Our coffees are special, grown on volcanic soils on the shores of Lake Kivu, within an altitude of 1450 m -1800 m and an average rainfall of 1250mm. We own 5 washing stations that can produce an average of up to 200 MT (metric tons) of parchment each. Nkora, in Gisenyi, is the biggest washing station in Rwanda and can produce up 500 tons of parchment coffee per season. The others are Cyebumba, Kigeme, Shangi (Western Province) and Buliza (Northern Province). We nurture relationships with our farmers and adopt fair practices to ensure that they are involved in every part of the process. Most of our staff are women, many of whom are survivors of the 1994 genocide. We provide healthcare and education and empower communities to grow strong with thriving businesses whilst offering safe, healthy working conditions and sustainable farming methods.
Relationships with Roasters in
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Portugal
Average orders per roaster
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.