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Rwanda Lake Kivu – Fair Trade Organic

In Stock: 86 Lbs
Rwanda
Rutsiro and Rubavu Districts, Western Province
COOPAC Cooperative, Kabirizi Washing Station
Bourbon, Mayaguez
1500-2000 masl
Washed
Fruity with milk chocolate, melon and floral flavors; sweet with fruit acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
83
Medium/Dark (Full City Roast)

Taste: We carry only one Rwanda bean that we’ve cupped and tested to ensure it meets the high quality standards and is free from defects.  And your reward for this attention to detail is this FTO bean that is full-bodied, floral, and has a smooth mouthfeel and long finish more similar to a Colombian than other African beans.  This excellent offering  is worth a try, and you will not be disappointed.

Roast:  We love this bean at a Medium/Dark (Full City Roast – but just before 2nd crack), but you won’t be disappointed at a lighter roast.

About:  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.

This subgroup of COOPAC is called COOPROCAKI: Coopérative des Producteurs du Café de Kivumu. There are 975 growers represented by the group, which was formed in 2016. These producers grow coffee in volcanic soil, harvesting cherry and delivering them the same day to the Kabrizi Washing Station for purchasing. At the mill, the coffee is depulped the day of delivery, fermented dry for 12 hours and then given a 24-hour wet fermentation or a “soak,” and then washed three times to remove the mucilage. Coffee is then dried in mechanical dryers or raised beds for about 2–3 weeks.

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 adviser to teach the latest production methods.


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