RWANDA-COOPAC-Kirorero Nkira Microlot-Washed-Rainforest Alliance

$17.99

COUNTRY: Rwanda
REGION: Boneza, Rutsiro District, Western Province
FARM: 2012 smallholder members of COOPAC, delivering to Kirorero washing station
VARIETY: Bourbon, Mayaguez
ALTITUDE: 1800 MASL
PROC METHOD: WASHED
HARVEST SCHEDULE: FEB-MAY

THE CUP:
Balanced, sweet and smooth with black tea, chocolate and lime flavors.

FAIR TRADE-ORGANIC-RAIN FOREST ALLIANCE-MICROLOT

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Description

COOPAC is a Fair Trade–certified cooperative located near Lake Kivu on the steep slopes of volcanic mountains. The organization founded by Emmanuel Rwakagara, who is the president of COOPAC as well as the owner of the Gishamwana Island coffee estate. COOPAC began with 110 farmers in April 2001, and currently has 8,000 members contributing coffee from Ack, Ubuzima, Tuzamurane, Kopabm, Abakundakurima, and Abanyamurava. With over 50 washing stations along the northern landscape of Lake Kivu, COOPAC exports 150 containers of Fair Trade certified coffee annually.

COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high-quality coffee. Waste by-products from processing are used as fertilizer rather than discarded into the lake, and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. COOPAC has assisted in the construction of a school, health-care clinics, and roads and bridges in the community. The cooperative also has a program to distribute cows and goats to the most productive farmers and provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to teach the latest production methods.

The Kirorero washing station serves about 2012 smallholder producers in the areas of Boneza and Musasa, about 800 of whom are women farmers. The growers are organized into two first-tier cooperatives: KOTWIBAKABO and COPROCUCAMU.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Grind

fine, Whole Bean, Drip, Perk, French Press, Turkish, Espresso

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