Karvan Coffee Rwanda Nova Morning Dew
Rwanda has one of the most interesting East African coffee histories. It is a place where the production of high-quality coffee is inextricably linked to the rising spirit of a population after the tragic genocidal civil war of the 1990s. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” many of them are cultivated in high-grown coffee between 1700 and 2000 meters above sea level (MASL). Rwanda coffee can be world class. They often have clean bright flavors rivaling the best Central America coffees, more balance than Kenyas, attractive fruited sweetness, floral characteristics, and with a tea-like finish.
The Nova Nova washing station was built in 2005 as a cooperative washing station. In 2013, Agnes Mukamushinja and her husband Felix Hitayezu acquired it renamed it Nova Coffee. Coffee brought to the station comes from over 1100 small growers cultivating roughly 200 plants. Our Morning Dew is from farms on the hills facing Lake Muhazi, very close to the washing station. The cherries are delivered during April at the peak of the harvest. This area has very good volcanic soils, rainfall of 1020mm per year and ideal temperatures.