Compared in some respect to Kenya coffee, Rwanda coffee is often quite delicate tasting with a pleasant sweet, caramelly aroma and hints of citrus (lemon, orange).
In general Rwanda coffees are more highly reviewed than the neighboring regions of Zimbabwe and Zambia Coffees though not yet achieving the recognition of Kenya and Tanzania coffees. Rwanda also produces Fair Trade Coffees.
Most of the coffee in Rwanda is grown at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level. The Rwanda coffee plants flower in September in October and the coffee cherry are harvested and green coffees processed from March to July.
Most of the green coffee is wet processed often at communal washing stations used by numerous coffee farmers.
Most of the plantations in the country are high and are usually situated somewhere between 4,000 and 6,500 feet above sea level. This gives the coffee plants a nice, high altitude to grow in that is perfect for producing excellent beans.