Baho is a women-run company, focused on quality and service. We produce, process and export fully washed specialty coffee, as well as naturals, honey, anaerobic and carbonic maceration, with a state-of-the-art processing system. We source beans from eight different regions with unique flavour profiles. Baho Arabica Red Bourbon cups at 85+.

Sustainability Impact

Baho was founded by the Ikizere women coffee group in Nyaruguru district, Southern province. We are a group of women farmers with many single mothers. We provide equipment, materials and farm inputs to our members. We also train them in good agricultural practices (GAP) including planting, composting, mulching, pruning, intercropping, and shade coffee. We support coffee rejuvenation by providing 800,000+ seedlings annually.

Sector / Product / Services
Function Buyer, processor, exporter

Organization Private company

Established 2017


Nyaruguru and Ruhango districts, Southern province

Rusizi, Nyamasheke and Rutsiro districts, Western province

Gakenke district, Northern province

Rwamagana and Gatsibo districts, Eastern province

Growers 6,895

Altitude 1,570–2,000m MSL

Varietals Arabica, Red Bourbon

Age of trees 10–20 years

Harvest March to mid-June

CWS Own 9, lease 2 and partner with 5 others

Processing Fully washed, naturals, honey, anaerobic, carbonic maceration

Drying Sun-dried

Certifications In process of getting 4C, UTZ, and Rainforest Alliancey

Production 2021 614 tons

Goal 2025 1,228 tons and 15,000+ coffee growers
Social Networks
Name of contact person

Mr. Emmanuel Rusatira

Contact Email

Phone Number

+250 78 887 788


Coffee Washing Station 1
  • Name
  • Location
    Gakenke district, Northern province
  • Altitude
    1,570–2,100 MSL
  • Processing
    Fully washed, naturals, honey, anaerobic, and carbonic maceration
  • Flavour profile
    Intense flavours of blackberries, dark chocolates, a balance of malic and citric acidity and a heavy body
  • Cupping
Coffee Washing Station 2
  • Name
    Humure, Gitoki, Musha and Gahengeri
  • Location
    Gatsibo district, Eastern province
  • Altitude
    1,624–1,870 MSL
  • Processing
    Fully washed
  • Flavour profile
    Chocolate, caramel, floral, citrus, honey, berry, well balanced consistent round sweetness good complexity overall
  • Cupping
    Humure 85.5, Gitoki 86, Musha 84, Gahengeri 85
  • Notes
    100% managed by women
Coffee Washing Station 3
  • Name
    Fugi, Kinazi and Remera
  • Location
    Nyaruguru district, Southern province
  • Altitude
    1,550 MSL
  • Processing
    Fully washed, naturals and honey
  • Flavour profile
    Balanced citric and malic acid along with floral, vanilla, orange, and honey
  • Cupping
    Fugi 87+, Kinazi 83 and Remera 84+
Coffee Washing Station 4
  • Name
    Akagera, Gahengeri, and Bugoyi
  • Location
    Rutsiro district, Western province
  • Altitude
    1,550 MSL
  • Processing
    Fully washed and naturals
  • Flavour profile
    Orange, berries, and apricot with hints of honey and spice
  • Cupping
    Akagera 87+, Gahengeri 85, Bugoyi 86+
Our Mission
To connect the worlds' agriculture supply chains and ensure a value generating network that benefits the business, the consumer, the farmer and everyone in between.
We develop end-to-end traceability solutions specifically designed to serve our customers from the farm gate all the way to end consumers.
Contribution to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

We're a Swiss-based company delivering trusted end-to-end traceability solutions to global supply chains. We empower action in the areas of digitalisation, sustainability and transparency, and deliver solutions to our clients that deliver on their goals and help them overcome operational challenges to traceability.

In 2021 we ran a successful Series A funding round, joined the official platform of the UN Global Compact, and we are actively contributing towards SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG9 (Industry, innovation & infrastructure and SDG15 (Life on Land).
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About Switch ON
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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new corporate initiative dubbed: Switch ON. Focusing on digital connectivity, ITC calls on partners to prioritize investments in connectivity and on policymakers to create the right conditions for small businesses in developing and transition countries to profit from digital trade and entrepreneurship.

The initiative is integral to ITC's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, which prioritizes digital connectivity as a key enabler to an inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Switch ON focuses on delivering affordable networks and unlocking access through education and digital literacy. Partnerships with local and international companies play an important role in the initiative’s success.
Our mission
Switch ON’s cross-cutting delivery model combines the expertise of teams across ITC to address three layers.

1. Ecosystem layer: looks at how business support organizations can digitalize their clients and advocate for more affordable connectivity Strategy and policy layer: disseminates evidence-based innovations in policy and thought leadership

2. Enterprise layer: raises the profile of MSMEs to attract investment to new models in connectivity, enabling them to trade digitally
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These partners may have a far more specific and technical role in delivering connectivity and infrastructure and services. ITC will ensure that MSMEs receive appropriate attention and support to meet their potential. We welcome discussions on how we can best work together toward this outcome.
Our ambition
- Enable institutions to implement policy and initiatives so MSMEs can access and use the internet;

- Affordable and reliable connectivity, in towns of all sizes;

- Easy, affordable access to online payments;

- Vibrant e-commerce services, including local marketplaces and other service providers;

- Digital entrepreneurialism, built on the development and uptake of local solutions.
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