THE TERROIR OF GAKENKE
The Northern Province of Rwanda is a large coffee-producing region in which lots of washing stations have been set up. The area counts several thousand producers, and each owns a plot of land. The Northern Province, with its lakes and mountains, is a perfect environment for developing excellent coffees. It sits at an altitude of over 1,600 metres, which is ideal for coffee trees.
The Coko terroir has a savannah climate with a dry winter. Rainfall is much more abundant in the summer than in the winter. The average annual temperature is 21.3 °C, for an average rainfall of 828 ml. Some forests have been preserved and hikes are organised near the Visoke volcano, from where you may even see a gorilla as the gorilla population has increased in Rwanda over the past 10 years.