The high altitudes and rich volcanic soil are ideal growing conditions, and they produce mainly supreme quality in Rwandan coffees. Normally coffees here are produced as washed with bright acidity and distinct red fruit flavours. In recent years, the number of washing stations in Rwanda has increased dramatically. Specialty coffee now comprises nearly one-quarter of production.
Carmo de Minas is a part of the region of Sul de Minas that historically has been dominated by smaller coffee producers. The town of Carmo has a high number of specialty coffee producers.The harvest period is from late May until September.
Swiss Water decaf coffee Blend from Colombian and Brazilian coffee beans. This is the most gentle decaffeination process out there that keeps the original taste of the coffee without spoiling the taste. How does it work? A water solution is saturated with all the coffee components except caffeine, so when the green coffee beans are submerged, the caffeine will travel to the water solution by osmosis. This process is done until 99,9% of the caffeine has been extracted.
The Colombian coffee gives it a nice acidity and the Brazilian coffee gives it more body and roundness.
The farm is in hands of the Rodriguez – Luethje Family since 1959.
The initial road was built around 1965 to connect the farm with the town Union Juarez. Years of hard work had to be invested to rebuild the plantation and to modernize the wet and dry milling facilities. Nowadays the farm management takes care of weed control in a mainly manual way to protect the environment and the same goes for the shade management.
Muxbal recognizes that it is only with enough beneficial sun that they will get the optimum quantity and quality of the beans.
It is only with educated and well-prepared staff that all things work smoothly, from the picking of the ripe cherries, to the proper wet and dry process and many other activities required on the farm. Besides the housing and sanitary facilities, there is a school, a childcare nursery and a medical facility on the farm. Finca Muxbal is RFA certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria.
Dimtu Tero is stretched over 151ha land in the Odo Shakiso district, where the natural environment is favorable to produce some of the best coffees of Ethiopia. As you might already know, Ethiopia is thought to be the homeland of the arabica coffee, and coffees from there are really one of our favorites. They have a very distinct, difficult-to-confuse flavor of bergamot and magic.