The name "Imbuto" is the Kinyarwanda word for "fruit", referring to the fruit flavours and whole fruit drying process of the natural preparation. Expect notes of cherry cola, tropical fruits and black tea.
Peaberries are a "by-product" of bigger lots that are separated during the milling and sorting phase. Generally, they're sold to the commercial market which is a shame because they can taste so good. We find them to be distinctive and packed with flavour and unusual dense mouthfeel.
In this case, it's the peaberries that have been separated from the natural lots produced in Gitesi and Mahembe.
Gitesi is a private washing station owned and run by a father and son team, Alexis and Aime Gahizi. The washing station was built in 2005 and began processing coffee in 2006, it is located in the Gitesi sector in the Western Province of Rwanda. In the early years they were struggling to keep the washing station operating, and they have fought hard to make it a profitable business. Finally in 2010, they managed to turn a profit and have since built a sustainable company.
Mahembe is a privately owned washing station, owned by Justin Musabyimana who also grows his own coffee. Justin grew up in the local area and, after moving away for some time, decided to come back home and invest in the community by building a wet mill on his father’s coffee plantation.