What makes Rwanda Inzovu coffee so special is that it’s produced by over 25,000 smallholder coffee farmers. Where the majority of the farmers only have around about 200 trees each to look after. The coffee production in Rwanda has seen exponential growth, benefiting the countries economic well-being. Due to the popularity and quality of this coffee, over the last several years the price paid directly to the farmers has significantly increased. The Inzovu is a special project where only specially selected lots are combined together in order to supply roasters with a consistent specialty quality coffee available in larger volumes. The coffee it self is grown in fertile volcanic soil. The altitude ranges from 1200 to 1800 meters above sea level across all of the farms. The harvest takes place from May all the way through to July. After the cherry has been harvested it is then brought into a washing station, for processing. The coffee is graded, milled, hand sorted and sun dried on tables. Inzovu comes from a number of different wet mills including Coffee Vilages, Gasange, Gitesi, Izere, Karama, Kigembe, Kirezi, Mahembe, Mayogi, Mukindo, Mutovu, Mwasa and Nasho. This is a washed lot meaning that after the cherry is harvested, immature green cherries are picked out and over-ripe cherries are separated in floatation tanks. Pulped parchment is fermented for 24-48 hours depending on the local weather conditions at the time. Then the clean, washed parchment is set aside for drying. All the coffees are dried on raised beds anywhere from 15-22 days prior to dry milling in Kigali.