This 100% red bourbon coffee was processed using the natural method at Buf Café’s Nyarusiza,Umurage & Remera washing stations, at 1,743, 1,750& 1,935 metres above sea level in the south of Rwanda.
Buf Café was founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, a dynamic businesswoman and a source of inspiration to countless other female entrepreneurs in Rwanda’s coffee sector and beyond.
Buf is now managed by Epiphanie and her son, Samuel Muhirwa, who is taking an increasingly active role in running and expanding the business.
The title ‘Buf’ derives from ‘Bufundu’, the formername of the region in which itswashing stations are located.
Epiphanie, who was born in 1959, was widowed during the 1994 genocide -which claimed over 800,000 lives in just 3 months -but chose not to leave her family’s small coffee farm.
Instead she set about rebuilding and developing her businessand with it the local community.
She started Buf Café in 2003, when she established Remera washing station with a loan from the Rwandan Development Bank and the assistance of the USAID-financed PEARL project.
Tasting Notes -
Blueberry Pie, Lemon Ice Tea, Apple Cider
|Region||Nyamagabe District of Southern Province|
|Variety||100% Red Bourbon|
|Altitude||1,743& 1,935 metres above sea level|
Natural & sun dried on raised beds