The Simbi washing station is located in the Huye district of Rwanda’s southern province and services 1,475 smallholder coffee farmers who all grow high quality Red Bourbon.
Simbi is a privately owned washing station operated by Abdul Rudahunga, who was inspired to get into the coffee business by her grandmother. She was also a coffee farmer and one of the few rural Rwandans that roasted and enjoyed her own coffee as part of her daily routine.
Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon coffee trees. All coffee beans are hand sorted to ensure only the best coffee is picked.
In Simbi’s first year of operation, a sample was submitted to the Rwandan Cup of Excellence competition and achieved 9th place, an incredible achievement given the very newcomer status!