The first time we had this coffee back in 2015, we were instantly in love!
It brings a very distinct cherry flavor, so much so, that it reminds us of that famous soda that’s a doctor.
This micro lot coffee is grown near Lake Kivu on the steep slopes of volcanic mountains, which naturally gives this coffee it's prominent note of cherry.
The cooperative of farmers responsible for this coffee is COOPAC. COOPAC Fair Trade–certified, and 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.
Fair Trade Organic Rwanda
Region: Rutsiro and Rubavu Districts, Rwanda
Farm: Members of the COOPAC Cooperative
Variety: Bourbon, Mayaguez
Altitude: 1500 - 2000 masl
Process Method: Washed
Notes: Cherry, Floral, Creamy