RWANDA 5
Coffee

Organic Rwanda – Rubyiniro

14.0034.50

The Northern Province of Rwanda is a large coffee-producing region in which lots of washing stations have been set up.
The area counts several thousand producers, and each owns a plot of land. The Northern Province, with its lakes and
mountains, is a perfect environment for developing excellent coffees. It sits at an altitude of over 1,600 metres, which is
ideal for coffee trees. The Coko terroir has a savannah climate with a dry winter. Rainfall is much more abundant in the
summer than in the winter. The average annual temperature is 21.3 °C, for an average rainfall of 828 ml. Some forests
have been preserved and hikes are organised near the Visoke volcano, from where you may even see a gorilla as the
gorilla population has increased in Rwanda over the past 10 years.

Works well as either espresso or filter coffee. A bright citrus acidity. Flavours of peach, caramel, tangerine, lemon
and milk chocolate.

Details: 

Arabica Variety: Red Bourbon
Harvest Period: May – September 2021

Milling Process: Fully washed & dried on African beds

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ABOUT

The Dukunde kawa cooperative is a perfect example of a committed cooperative!  Created in 2004, it brings together more than 1,100 farmers, 80% of whom are women. Only 50 kilometers as the crow flies north of Kigali, but more than 2.5 hours on dirt tracks.

1 / Preserving the environment and saving water 
Waste is minimized then sorted and the planting of shade trees is encouraged. The cooperative encourages farmers to reforest their plots. When the farmer comes to get a coffee plant from the coop, she also gets a young plant of a shade tree. The plan is that as a shade tree is planted for each coffee tree, the coffee production area will be reforested within a few years.

2 / The incomes of the farmers are diversified
The women make local crafts when the harvests are finished.
There is also a financial assistance system with the creation of a “Farmers saving account”, the possibility of taking out a small loan at low interest rate with the cooperative. Also each farmer receives a cow.

3 / Organic, fairtrade and rainforest certifications have helped to invest in advanced production equipment.
The cooperative has built a state-of-the-art dry mill and a cupping room.

Last but not least, we loved their tangy, fruity, round and sweet profiles!

There are three washing stations: Ruli (the main washing station, the one where Dukunde kawa is located), Nkara and Mbirima (located nearby).