|Farm||Various Smallholder Farmers|
|Producer||Coopec Farmers Union|
|Tasting Note||Plum, Berries, Green Apple, Black Tea, Chocolate|
About this coffee :
Sourced from the Karongi District in the western province of Rwanda, the Rwanda Misozi Kopakaki is a bourbon varietal that has a distinct peach flavor and raisin-like aroma that makes it such a delight to savor. Planted around Lake Kivu, one of the African great lakes, the Kopakaki cherries are grown on nutrient-rich volcanic soil which perfect for the cultivation of coffee. Moreover, pure spring water that runs down from the surrounding mountains is used in its processing at the coffee washing station at the area.
The Kopakaki is fermented through wet processing, and then are sun-dried on raised tables. This Kopakaki plantation is run by the Kopakaki Dutegure, a fair trade certified cooperative that is central to the development of their small but thriving community of farmers.The Kopakaki Dutergure ranked 18th out of 85 in the CoE competition in 2010.
About Rwanda Coffee:
Rwanda, also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is positioning herself as a world-class specialty coffee origin and her reputation for special quality and unique characteristics of delicious flavours back this up. Each coffee bean is a testament of the resilience and commitment of the Rwanda people, choosing to look beyond the tragedy of 1994 Genocide when nearly 1 million were killed and an estimated 2 million Rwandans were displaced and became refugees, leaving a broken country and vital coffee infrastructure wrecked - a story lived and told by our valuable producer partners.
Through strong government reforms, Rwanda has fast revived from this inconceivable ruination and, her people, with such optimism and confidence, continue to work and believe in a better rewarding future. Despite of the Potato Taste Defect (PTD) a known defect in the coffees from the Great Lakes region being one of the major obstacles facing the absolute embrace of Rwandan coffee, The Rwandan Producers constantly, among other measures, invest in the processing methods to insure any and every suspect bean is removed before the coffee reaches the dry mill.
Our invaluable exclusive partnership, but most of all, the close relationship with the incredibly dedicated generational Coffee family based in the Lake Kivu region has so far guaranteed some of the exceptionally cleanest, most dynamic, and highest-quality micro lots. Our concerted efforts in repeated prudent testing and analyzing various samples of the green beans has proven rewarding with rich creamy bodied, silk textured, high and bright acidity profiles!
Preorders are cut off on the 15th of every month, and ship early the following month