RWANDA • HUMURE
Humure is an incredibly sweet and soft cup. Given the Red Bourbon varietal and natural processing, there is loads of bright berry notes. It reminds me of those thick syrupy pools that form around thawing frozen strawberries. The cup is thick with a satisfying array of whipped cream notes that perfectly set-up the milk chocolate finish. When it all comes together, it is like a chocolate-covered strawberry dipped in table cream or the chocolaty cookie wafer bite of a Kit-Kat.
This is the second of three Baho offerings this year but whereas Muzo originates in the Northern Province, Humure Washing Station is in the Eastern Province. The station was built by Emmanuel Rusatira and his family in 2017 and takes its name from the highest hill in the Gatsibo District area. The station is completely managed by women, in what Baho calls an “investment in gender equity”. This is a naturally processed coffee, meaning cherries dry with fruit intact. At Humure, this is a 48-day process and takes advantage of the areas slightly drier and hotter climate.
Strawberry, Cream & Kit-Kat.
Gatsibo District, Eastern Province.
Baho Coffee's Emmanuel Rusatira.
1500 Contributing Smallholders.