RWANDA: RUTSIRO KOPAKAMA

$16.50$90.00

Traceability: KOPAKAMA Cooperative, association of 949 area farmers

Process: Washed

Elevation: 4,900 – 5,900 ft (1500-1800 masl)

Notes: Cola, Lemon, Chocolate

Method: Drip (1:16), Iced, Espresso

Net weight:  12 ounces (340 grams) / 5 lbs (2.27kg)

Info: From its beginning in 1998 with just 48 members, the focus at Kopakama has always been on producing excellent quality fully-washed Arabica against the inspiring backdrop of mountains dropping down to the sparkling waters of Lake Kivu. The farmers invested their profits from coffee sales into building their micro-washing station.

Today, Kopakama has over 900 members, expertly growing and processing their coffee using two washing stations, one full-scale and one micro, and employing the skills of a trained coffee cupper. Typical plot sizes are 0.5 to 2 hectares. Kopakama’s farmers are committed to improving their local communities. So far, they have brought in gravity-fed water to serve the community and used the Fairtrade premium to access electricity. They have also bought the co-operative’s Conference Hall. Their vision is to move together towards a more stable price and market for their coffee.

This is a lovely offering from East Africa, selected more for its chocolatey, darker fruit tones. A very nice body makes this a great choice on your espresso bar, while still delivering a delicious cup as a drip coffee, or even a cold brew.

 

All coffee is roasted to order every Monday and shipped the following day through USPS priority mail unless otherwise specified. 

Net weight: 12 ounces (340 grams) / 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

Email us at: joel@eastlickcoffee.com

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