The hills surrounding Lake Kivu produce some of the best coffees Rwanda has to offer. Almost all coffee in Rwanda is produced on small farms of around a hectare each by an estimated half million families. The Gihombo mill serves 320 of these families and works to support sustainable coffee farming by using a Penagos de-pulper, an eco-friendly processing method which uses around 80% less water than traditional methods.
The resulting coffee is juicy and sweet, with an aroma of figs and strawberries which continues in the cup. The flavour is rounded out by warm dark honey with a hazelnut and cocoa finish.