Caferwa Ltd is one of the oldest coffee exporters and have 4 washing stations and the Dry mill is located in Kigali which allows us full control of the supply chain from cherries received from our washing stations and processed through our dry mill ready for export.
Gishugi coffee washing station has staff that has 20 years of experience in processing and quality control. Together with good relation with farmers and good will to offer awesome quality to the consumer, they have concluded to care their farm and harvest cherries fully ripe. And after pulping, the dry and wet fermentation process follows and the beans are fully washed with spring water. And finally the beans are slowly sun-dried and hand sorted many times by women.
Gishugi coffee working station works very closely with the neighboring coffee farmers grouped into Abizerana cooperative. The cooperative is composed of 137 coffee growers/farmers (55% women) who are located into different sectors including Shangi, Nyabiteri, and Ngoma where they grow coffee.
Beside supplying the cherries to the factory, they have established a mechanism that support farmers to improve their life in additional to what they get out of coffee, this include a selling point for other crops which is financially supported by the coffee washing station but the business is in hands of coffee farmers. By this way coffee farmers are encouraged to work closely with the Coffee washing station.
Caferwa provides health care for cooperative members as well as training and fertilizer for farmers who deliver cherries to the Shangi washing station.
Caferwa is among the three portfolio including SOCOR Ltd, Karengera Ltd of Kznoir ltd investment plan in Rwandan coffee companies. All together and its portfolio companies has 8 coffee washing stations across Rwanda and 2 dry mills.
Kznoir specializes in processing and exporting high end specialty coffee worldwide while building a sustainable, transparent and longterm relationships with farmers that supplies their cherries to the coffee washing stations.
Specific information and climatic conditions
Latitude (m): 412561
Longitude (m): 9742578
Altitude: CWS located at 1786 m,
Coffee farms located at 1700 to 2100 m
Coffee variety: Arabica
Soil type: Silt-clay-sandy and Silt-sandy
Soil pH mean: 4.2-4.6
Precipitation range: 1200 to 1600 mm
Temperature range (Celcius degrees): 18 -19
CWS Owner: KZ-Noir
Creation date: 2009
Processing capacity: 4MT of cherries per hour
Processing System: Wet processing
Drying system: Natural sun drying
Road accessibility: Fair
Water source: Mountain natural spring.
Energy Source: None (solar lamp)
Washing station manager: Gaudens Mvutsenabo
Contact person: GATARI Gilbert,
|Farm Name||CAFERWA Gafunzo/Gishugi (I)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Mr. Faustin MBUNDU|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Aroma/Flavor||green grape, black cherry dark berries, blueberries, sundried tomato, tobacco, brown sugar, mild chocolate|
|Acidity||complex, malic tartaric, phosphoric, fizzy|
|Other||very clean, crisp aftertaste, buttery mouthfeel, quick clean aftertaste|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1030|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd|