Nkora Washing Station 4 pictures
Nkora is a piece of Rwanda’s history. It was built in 1957, before the independence in 1962, by the Office Des Cultures Industrielles Du Rwanda (OCIR) in the Mushinyi sector, Rutsiro district, Western Province. It is the oldest and biggest washing station in the country. Until the early 2000’s it stood alone. We bought the washing station in 2003. It had been refurbished in 1986 by OCIR and it was further renovated by us. With guidance from Kenyan and Burundian professionals brought in by the government, Nkora became Rwanda’s pioneer producer of washed coffees, a process that would lead the local coffee sector to where it is today.
Buliza Washing Station 6 pictures
Buliza Coffee Washing Station is located in Burega, Rulindo District, Northern Province. It started its operations in 2007. This coffee grows at an altitude of 1790 m with a temperature of 18-19 degrees Celsius. The washing station has a capacity of producing 80MT of parchment coffee per annual season. It uses wet processing and natural sun-drying processing. Buliza CWS was among overall winners of Cup of Excellence in 2011.