Fugi Intango - Best In Show
What we taste - Pineapple, Buttercream, Juicy
*Please note that we roast our coffee on Tuesday and ship out orders on Wednesday
Variety: Red Bourbon
Elevation: 1850 MASL
Importer: Sundog Trading
From the importer:
Located in the Southern Province of Rwanda, Fugi is nestled between the Nyungwe National Forest and the border of Burundi. It’s quickly becoming a favorite of ours in the Baho network, producing consistently excellent washed and natural lots. Furthermore, it’s transformed into what Emmanuel has called Baho’s hub for innovation. Nearly 50% of Fugi’s production was alternatively (honey, natural, or experimental) processed during the 2021 season.
Fugi was built in 2013, but it was purchased by Emmanuel in 2016. Since then, he’s dedicated this station to solely producing specialty grade coffee. Together with the Bugoyi station, Fugi was a key part of the foundation upon which he launched Baho Coffee operations. It’s the third smallest station in the Baho collection, purchasing cherry from around 950 smallholder farmers and producing 900 bags of exportable specialty grade coffee each year.
The 2021 Fugi Intango Natural is not a specific lot separation from Baho’s appellation project; rather, it’s a classic station level blend of multiple farmers from different areas surrounding Fugi. Nonetheless, because of Baho’s extremely detailed cherry collection records, we were still able to verify which farmers delivered cherry on the specific days that make up this lot - in this case, just three!
As is standard practice for Baho-owned stations - training, inputs, and substantial contributions towards health insurance premiums are provided for all farmers delivering. Each station has an agronomist on site that organizes training sessions focused on topics such as coffee plant care (fertilizing, pruning, harvesting, etc), importance of our traceability efforts, and environmental protection. Various inputs like fertilizers and new coffee seedlings are provided free of cost to all farmers. Baho is involved a step further here as well - helping farmers with transportation to gather materials and lending tools/equipment when necessary.