Green Grading Information
|Origin:||Rutsiro District, Rwanda|
|Producer:||Coocamu Musasa Coop|
|Altitude:||1400 - 1500 Meters|
The Western Province of Rwanda is a popular coffee growing region, particularly on the land that surrounds Lake Kivu. The high altitudes and volcanic soil that define the land have attracted an abundance of coffee farms. This sweet, round-bodied coffee is the result of that nutrient-rich soil - floral notes mingle with raspberry and strawberry flavours, balanced out by vanilla and a bit of custard.
Most Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders. There are around half a million of these smallholders, with as little as one hectare of land each, who organise themselves in to co-operatives to pool resources and share the services of wet-mills. Coocamu Musasa is one such co-op, made up of 16 board members who are represented by their president Harerimana Josias. Initially only processing one container a year, they have improved drastically and in 2018 they processed three - results of their work with the Rwanda Trading Company.