Rwanda Kigeyo Bushaka Microlot

toffee / lavender / lemongrass
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Description
Coffee Profile

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 farmers who delivered coffee that this lot comprises come from the small village of Bushaka.

Sweet and savory with a sugary mouthfeel, lavender, lemongrass, toffee and caramel flavors.

Net Weight: 12 oz. 

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Origin

Bushaka, Rutsiro District, Western Province

Elevation

1800 - 2000m

Process

washed

Varietals

Bourbon

Traceability

Coop level

Producer

COOPAC Cooperative, Kigeyo Washing Station

Harvested

Feb 2020

Storage

GrainPro

-123 in stock