The coffee story
Location: Burega sector, Rulindo district, Northern Province, Rwanda
Manager: Niyigena Joseph
Foundation year: 2007
Number of members: 2306 farmers
Altitude range of the farms: From 1750 m to 2100 m
Altitude of the washing station: 1790 m
Type of soil: Sandy clay soil
Average size of the farms: 0.5 has
Climate: Tropical Savanna climate (temperatures average at 18 - 19C)
Average yearly rainfall: 1028 mm
Processing: For our wet process we ferment the coffees for 16-20 hours after pulping and sun-dry the beans on raised beds for 18-28 days, monitoring the moisture content with a moisture meter, moving the coffee regularly and covering it when the solar radiation is too intense
Cup profile: Dark fruits, dried fruit, citrus, grapefruit, green tea, tartaric acidity and smooth body
Though Buliza is mainly supplied by a farmers cooperative called Ucocaru, this micro-lot was produced by the women of the Burega cooperative. It has been grown exclusively by smallholder women in the area.
Coffees from Buliza are known for their high sweetness, density and long shelf life. Sorting of the cherries when they are delivered to the CWS is done carefully and we haven't had any issues with potato defect in the past.
[Women checking the quality of cherries on arrival]
Buliza started its operations in 2007 and has grown its capacity ever since. Today, the washing station can produce up 80MT (metric tons) of parchment per season. It can produce both fully washed and natural coffees, always sun-dried on raised beds. Buliza was among the overall winners of Cup of Excellence in 2011.
All parchment is stored in a cool, dry and ventilated warehouse on pallets according to the lot numbers. The coffee is kept inside polyethene bags of 60kg with the details of the CWS, lot number and quantity to ensure traceability.
1500m - 2110m
May, 2020 - May, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: June, 2020
Cupped: June, 2020
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoDark fruit, Dried fruit, Citrus fruit, Grapefruit, Green tea, Greenish, Herbal
Grower (Pending)Citrus fruit, Dried fruit, Grapefruit, Tartaric, Black tea, Fruity
AlgranoComplex and elegant in flavours, with medium tartaric acidity and medium round body.
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.