Women-Produced Fairtrade

Rwanda Kivu, COOPAC Women Group, RFA Certified


FLAVOR: Berry, Orange Marmalade, Fudge

How it tastes? Farmed by a super sustainably focused women’s group in Rwanda, this cup is approachable and vibrant. Bright layers of berry and grape complement soft, sweet notes of fig and caramel. The finish is smooth and buttery as a decadent chocolate mouthful brings harmony to the cup.
Weight: 20 LB
How it tastes? A fine cup with structured balance and zesty finish, like her neighbor Kenya. An empowering women produced coffee.

This Rainforest Alliance certified coffee showcases full-bodied chocolate notes rounded with luscious layers of toffee and orange marmalade.

Tamarind and candied lemon base-notes linger in the finish and pop as the coffee cools.
Recommended Roast: Medium roast develops a brisk tea-like acidity with complex dried stone fruit top notes of dried fig and berry jam.

Dark roast constructs a bold cup with complex chocolate notes, a buttery toffee flavor and layers of caramelized sugar.

Extend to espresso roast and build a cup gushing with syrupy chocolate and juicy fruit flavors.
  • Rainforest Alliance, GMO-free
  • Roast coffee prior to use
  • 100% Specialty arabica
  • Store in cool, dry place
  • Direct Trade, Fair Trade
  • Packaged in 2-ply foil bag

Rwanda Kivu Rainforest Alliance Certified

Our Organic, Rainforest Alliance Rwanda coffee is by COOPAC, an association of approximately 2,200 small coffee producers from communities in the Rubavu and the Rutsiro districts, located in the Western Province of Rwanda. This farmer society was founded in 2001 to renew quality coffee production in the region and create a sustainable form of income for its members. COOPAC has invested in the construction of 50 washing stations that stretch across the northern side of Lake Kivu.

REGION Kivu Lake, Rwanda
HARVEST Oct - Dec '21
ARRIVAL Jan - March '22
PROCESS Fully Washed & dried on raised beds
ELEVATION 1,900 - 2,200 masl

COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high-quality coffee. Waste by-products from processing are used as fertilizer and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. The co-operative also has a program to distribute cows and goats to the farmers to boost and diversify their income. COOPAC also has a comprehensive technical assistance program to help members incorporate and adhere to strict organic practices on their farms. 

COOPAC is also committed to fair trade community based initiatives which has so far enabled in the construction of schools, health-care clinics, roads and bridges as well as local women and youth development programs. COOPAC's consistent cup quality has been recognized in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence since 2008.

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