Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July. The station in the Rulindo District was built in 2006 by the Iyongera Musaruro Co-operative. The co-op has approximately 500 members and receives cherry from 800 farmers. During the harvest process, cherry is delivered to the station where it is pulped. After this, the coffee is density sorted in the water grading channels before being dried on one of the 42 raised African beds.