This coffee is near and dear to our hearts. A beautiful cup full of floral aromatics, lime like acidity and beautiful stone fruit flavors.
The bulk of Rwandan coffee is sold as ordinary, which is unwashed and not a very clean natural. Premium prices like that paid for this coffee produce both superior cups and allow farmers to live and prosper in a manner that commodity coffee will and can not for the small farmer.However, the Kigeyo washing station works with the group Coopac, that aims to help improve coffee farmers lives. Coopac was established in April of 2001 with 110 members aiming to regenerate the coffee sector in the Gisenyi region of Lake Kivu. The initial objectives was to take advantage of the excellent natural resources in our region and focus on producing the highest quality coffee for the gourmet market so as to gain higher returns for our collective efforts thereby increase the well being of all our members. COOPAC coffee Prices has been steadily climbing in recognition of the quality improvements in turn the well being of its members has drastically improved through initiatives that guarantee the farmers get their fair share. COOPAC went on to construct the Nyamwenda washing station in 2003 with partial grant, partial credit. Today, some 50 washing stations dot the northern lake landscape and CCOPAC has achieved FLO certification. The membership in 2004 had risen to 1,500 members. Currently that number stands at 8,000 members from the six areas of Ack, Ubuzima, Tuzamurane, Kopabm, Abakundakurima and Abanyamurava, and exported 150 containers of Organic Certified Coffee.
Region: Kivu Area, Rutsiro District, Rwanda
Process: Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
Elevation: 1,800-2,000 meters above sea level
Importer: Cafe Imports