Nova Coffee Washing Station

Farm Name: Nova Coffee Washing Station

Country: Rwanda

Region: Northern Province

Nova washing station was first built in 2005 as a cooperative run mini washing station. For many years, the cooperative was doing very little to improve the station, and processed minimal volume. In 2013, Agnes Mukamushinja and her husband Felix Hitayezu decided to buy the site and increase the capacity of the operations. They renamed it Nova Coffee. With Agnes as the leader, Nova Coffee took all the right steps to increase quality first and then volume. They have invested into the operations of the wet mill and the farms in the community. Following the 2015 season, they were able to install a new pulping machine, new fermentation tanks with sorting and floating areas, new drying beds, and a high quality warehouse for storage. The station sits at around 1450m in elevation, however the farms are as high as 1750m.