Nova Washing Station is located at 1,482m in the district of Gicumbi of Northern Rwanda and was built in 2005 as a cooperative run mini-washing station. Coffees are pulped using a 3-disk pupler machine, and then dry and wet fermented before sun drying on raised beds. Coffees processed at the Nova Washing Station grow in volcanic soil on farms nearby at 1,750m.
The Nova Washing Station is female run, by Agnes Mukamushinja. Agnes and her husband Felix Hitayezu bought the site in 2013, with plans to increase the capacity of operations. Agnes is dedicated to producing the best possible coffee and using it to transform her community.
Farm: Nova Washing Station, Northern Rwanda
Altitude: 1750 masl
Location: Gicumbi, Northern Rwanda
Preparation: Washed and sun dried
Variety: Red Bourbon