QUESTION COFFEE TOURS IN RWANDA
Question Coffee Tours in Rwanda is another different way to get the best out of a trip to Rwanda. Do you normally visit and taste the stunning tasty coffee in Rwanda’s restaurants and wonder how it is processed and grown from? Well, this is an experience to take you to the specialty coffee station of Rwanda “The Question Coffee” with Bourbon Arabica crops amongst the highest grade in the world.
Although Rwanda’s tea may be the country’s major export, a trip to the countryside of thousand hills will open your eyes to the coffee plantations and stations discovering where the beans coming out of Rwanda today are grown and manufacture to meet the continuing demand of people all around the world. The coffee-covered hillsides shimmer bright green all throughout the year, but when the harvest is ready (usually between February and May), the coffee cherries themselves blush a deep cranberry red to say they’re ready to be plucked. A patchwork of hundreds of thousands of small growers produce coffee all across Rwanda, but visits are primarily centred around Gisenyi, and a number of farmer’s cooperatives and washing stations near here offer tours explaining the coffee process throughout the year, and each one naturally comes with a generous tasting.
RWANDA QUESTION COFFEE TOURS, STATIONS & EXPERIENCES
Since the introduction of coffee in Rwanda by missionaries in 1904, coffee has progressed to become one of the country’s largest cash crops. About 95% of beans are the high quality Arabica varietal Bourbon, with a silky creamy body and hints of lemon and orange blossom, and caramel in the aftertaste. Different stations to visit in Rwanda for Question coffee tours include he following;
Ingoboka Coffee Tour Experience
Another Question Coffee Tour in Rwanda
Based near the village of Kayove on the route between Gisenyi and Karongi, the Ingoboka Collective operates several plantations and washing stations in the area, including a marvellously scenic cluster of farms on Nyamirundi Island, which are reachable by a short paddle over from the mainland and produce an Arabica that’s renowned by connoisseurs the world over. Here on Nyamirundi Island, you will engage with the coffee farmers to pick the coffee beans than proceed to the washing station at Gashashi where the coffee is washed in 20 steps. Afterward, you will still be part of the roasting the coffee on an open fire and finally the tasting of the coffee.
Have your Lunch in Gisenyi with Ingoboka Coffee Cooperative Representatives where you can ask questions about Rwanda’s finest coffee that delights people from around the world.
Kinunu Washing Station
A Hands on experience of coffee drying and sorting
Directly overlooking the shores of Lake Kivu, about 20km south of Gisenyi, Kinunu is among the most popular destinations for question coffee tours thanks to its beautiful vistas. Kinunu buys coffee cherries from hundreds of farmers who live and grow coffee near the washing station, with plots typically less than a quarter of a hectare. It also has partnerships with several local cooperatives and farmers’ associations. Reachable by boat or bicycle, Kinunu makes a fabulous day trip from Gisenyi, and can be easily combined with a hike or cycle on the Congo Nile Trail.
Getting Started with Rwanda Question Coffee Tours
The Question Coffee Tour Experience is therefore one of the highlights of a Rwandan Safari. Visit, explore and enjoy the taste of one of Africa’s Best coffees in the Land of a Thousand Hills. It has proven to be a delight to many of our clients.
Are you visiting Rwanda for a gorilla safari or get around the city? Well you may think of adding a Question Coffee Tour Experience to spice up your safari. Get in touch with us to add this exciting experience on your trip.