David Rubanzangabo operates the Huye Mountain washing station with an emphasis on community, and a strong dedication to the farmers it serves, resulting in a bright coffee with a fine, balanced acidity.
The Flavor Profile
Crisp pear and citrus with a long, vanilla finish.
David Rubanzangabo manages two washing stations in the Huye district within Rwanda's southern province. Rwanda is called “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” and Huye is no exception. The farmers who deliver coffee to the Huye washing stations cultivate their Bourbon variety in the verdant mountain highlands between 1600 and 2200 meters of elevation.
Through our relationship with David, we’ve contributed a social premium to support a variety of projects for Huye producers—from a clean water well to health insurance and a microlending program. And in 2020, we helped co-fund the construction of a coffee nursery and an initiative put forth by David to help to increase productivity by distributing new seedlings to Huye farmers.