toffee, black currant, marmalade
Region: Gatisbo District
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 MASL
Imported by: Semilla Coffee
Humure, named after the highest hill in the area, is located in the Eastern Province of
Rwanda. It was newly constructed in 2017, and Emmanuel purchased the station in
2018 after watching it be very poorly managed throughout its first year of operation.
He immediately made large investments in infrastructure - new fermentation tanks,
new washing channels, and larger storage units - thus, the production capacity has increased by nearly 20 times in the past two years.
Humure is currently the largest station that Emmanuel owns - collecting cherry from ~1500 farmers, producing ~1300 bags of exportable green coffee annually, and employing 220 people during the peak of the season. The main station manager is a woman; and thus, Humure also serves as the epitome of Baho’s investment in gender equity in Rwandese coffee.
Emmanuel focused heavily on growing Baho’s seedling distribution program in 2019 and distributed 50,000 seedlings to the Humure out-growers. He’s found that with higher cherry prices, producers are becoming rapidly more interested in investing in their coffee farms and growing future production.