Muhondo Washing Station is located in the northern region of Gakenke District at 1800m altitude. This region is supplied with sufficient rain, especially in the months of October to May. As a result, the coffee grows more slowly and thus develops its special aroma and body. For the natural process the cherries are picked and placed in floating tanks. They are then dried in direct sunlight for 30 to 40 days.
The surrounding mountains are covered with coffee trees and houses of local farmers who bring their cherries to the washing station on foot or by bike. Next to creating many jobs in this region, Muhondo really cares about its people. Farmers are not only supported in terms of logistics, seedlings, water supplies and fertilizers, but they also receive valuable training in agricultural practices and can apply for loans.