Rwanda Musasa

Dukunde kawa cooperative or the perfect example of a committed cooperative! Last August we visited this cooperative in Musasa, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters. Created in 2004, it brings together more than 1,100 farmers. Only 50 kilometers as the crow flies north of Kigali, but after more than 2.5 hours of winding dirt tracks, we discovered admirable cooperation.

  • Preserving the environment and water is reflected in every nook Water is reprocessed, 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, he also get a young plant of a shade tree. If a shade tree is planted for each coffee tree, the coffee production areas will soon be reforested.
  • The incomes of the farmers have 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 a low-interest rate with the cooperative. Each farmer also receives a cow.
  • Organic, fairtrade, and rainforest certifications have helped to invest in cutting-edge 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!

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Additional Info
Species

Arabica

Varietal

Red Bourbon

Altitude

2100 m

Harvest period

May to September

Process

Fully Washed

Drying

African beds

Corps

Plain

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THE TERROIR OF GAKENEKE

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 meters, 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 organized 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.

Sensory Profile

SUCROSITE: CARAMEL, CHOCOLAT
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ACIDITE: CITRIQUE
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LONGUER EN BOUCHE: CHOCOLAT
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Vegetal
Gourmand
Malte
Fruite
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