📍Crafted in Eastbourne, East Sussex
Red plum, Nutella, lvchee, super creamy finish.
Producer / Farm
: Horizon IS-1Location
: Kigoma sector, Huye Mountain area, RwandaElevation
: 1650 maslVariety
: Red BourbonProcess
We are thrilled to introduce our 2nd Rwandan coffee, Horizon IS-1! Bursting with flavour notes of red plum, Nutella, lychee, and a super creamy finish, it's a real showstopper that highlights the exceptional taste of seasonal Rwandan coffee. This versatile gem is perfect for both espresso and filter coffee.
Nestled in the scenic Kigoma sector, Horizon station lies just 20km from Huye Mountain and close to the charming town of Simbi. The intriguing story behind Horizon's name began after the 2006 construction, when the original owner was jailed for his involvement in the 1994 genocide. Production lay dormant until RTC partnered with new owner Fdel, who playfully named it 'Horizon – Supreme Coffee', winning over the initially hostile local community. Today, the station employs 94 locals, with women making up 70% of the workforce.
Horizon is a stunning site in the Southern Province. The picturesque 3-hectare area sits in a valley with steep slopes, surrounded by pineapple plants and avocado trees. At 1,680 metres, the station neighbours higher farms at around 2,000 metres above sea level.
A total of 1,200 farmers contribute their finest cherry to the station, all from farms within a 2km radius. These farms range in size from an average of 7,000 trees (3ha) to as small as 100 trees. In 2019, the first year of production since its restart, the station processed 450 tons of cherry. By the end of the 2022 season, total production is estimated to reach 1,000 tons. All farmers are proud ATP members and receive organic fertiliser from the station, made from recycled cherry pulp, lime, and molasses.
Experience the unique taste of our new Rwandan coffee from the breathtaking Horizon station. This specialty coffee embodies the beauty of its surroundings and the local community's dedication and resilience.