In Fugi in Rwanda, the coffee beans are washed and treated with special attention, everything is in the detail. The beans offer an exceptional and smooth taste, with exceptional notes of orange and vanilla. The quality of the coffee produced is fully washed bourbon. It is at the heart of the FUJI cooperative that dozens of families come together to share the same passion: coffee. The Fuji station puts its interests at the heart of the population, since it itself provides the water, the station and the material that follows to maintain the coffee. Nothing is left to chance. The red bourbon is produced, a few meters from the Fuji station, at more than 1,550 meters above sea level, sometimes up to 1,850 meters. An exceptional local coffee. The owner is Café Baho which is located in the department of Nyaraguru. This department is located in the heart of the Southern Province, where the farm is located with its 250 coffee trees.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare