Rwanda - Women Coffee Producers
Tasting Notes: Spice, tartness, with caramelized toffee notes.
Processing: Fully washed.
Certifications at Origin: Rain Forest Alliance, Fair Trade, Organic
Region: North, Gakenke district; Musasa washing station.
Farm: Rambagira - Dukunde Kawa Cooperative
Altitude: 1,600 - 1,800 meters above see level.
Background from our importer:
This coffee comes from the local members of the International Women's Coffee Alliance.
The sub-cooperative, all-female Rambagira group of women was formed in 2012, with full support of the larger DUKUNDE KAWA cooperative. The cooperative is located in the Gakenke district, Northern Province, Rwanda.
DUKUNDE KAWA as a cooperative, and many of the cooperative’s customers, have supported the 70 Rambagira women to develop projects that help both them and their community.
These projects include weaving the Agaseke basket which known for its impressive quality and associated cultural traditions, such as being a traditional gift given during marriage ceremonies. There is also the Days for Girls project, which was started by the Rambagira women in early 2019 to provide feminine hygiene supplies to school-age girls and other members of the surrounding community who otherwise do not have the materials to go about their day during menstruation.