FW A Scr. 15+ ORG
COOPAC Ltd. Smallholder farmers
Source / Processing / Story:
Rwanda has positioned itself as a specialty coffee producing country. This national coffee strategy would enable Rwanda’s coffee sector to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the country. Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in Africa and is located in the middle of the Great Lakes region. It is set on a proportionate high altitude: 950 meters above sea level is the lowest point. The plentiful fertile lands of the country are full of diversity. The Albertine Rift mountain forest host an abundant wildlife. This area provides exceptional climate conditions for high quality coffee cultivation.
The COOPAC cooperative was founded in the year 2001. At that time the cooperative had 110 members and nowadays the number of members counts 8,000. The Cooperative collects coffee from six different areas. This coffee has been produced by a farmer group named Kotwibakabo. Boneza is a Sector in West Rwanda where this farmer group is located. The process of the semi-washed method is also known as the “wet-hulled” process. Similarly to the fully washed process, the outer skin will be removed, but the mucilage remains on the parchment. After this stage of the process, the coffee will be hulled and the parchment stripped of.
Cup Profile: Slight citric acidity, slightly nutty and floral, sweet.