Rwanda Musasa Ruli Women's Lot

Regular price Sale price £10.50

Rwanda Musasa Ruli Women's Lot

Regular price Sale price £10.50
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A delicious, fruity coffee, produced entirely by women.

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Rwanda Musasa Ruli Women's Lot
This special lot of coffee was produced entirely by women, mostly widowed during the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in the 1990s, as part of Musasa Dukundekawa’s efforts to improve the livelihood of some of rural Rwanda’s most vulnerable populations. The programme involves 310 women from the Dukunde Kawa Musasa Cooperative, who process their coffee separately, with the additional income empowering them to fulfill their responsibilities as family leaders, and enabling improvement of their lives and those of their children and extended families. This specific lot is made up of coffee from 50 women, whose smallholdings typically comprise fewer than 300 trees each. The level of care taken over processing is impressive. Cherries are hand picked only when fully ripe and then pulped that same evening, after which the beans are fermented, re-graded, and laid out to dry. The result is a subtle, fruity coffee with fantastic creaminess and a lingering finish.

Region:

Ruli Sector, Gakenke District of Northern Province

Producer:

50 smallholder farmers

Farm/Milling Station:

Musasa Ruli Washing Station

Processing:

Fully Washed

Varietal (s):

Red Bourbon

Altitude:

1,700 to 2,000 metres above sea level

Sourcing Partner:

Mercanta

Roasters Notes Rwanda Musasa Ruli
This is a gorgeous, subtle coffee. We tweaked the roast profile to bring out those lovely fruity flavours and bright acidity. We're also really enjoying the sweet, creamy mouthfeel.
About Rwanda
The majority of coffee in Rwanda is grown by small-scale farmers, typically organised into cooperatives that share the services of centralised wet-mills. Almost all of Rwanda’s coffee is one of several long-established Bourbon varieties. This is closely guarded by the country’s government and gives Rwandan coffees a unique bright fruitiness and acidity.

Following the genocide, coffee production was one of the key drivers of economic growth. Rwanda is now one of the ‘go to’ origins for specialty coffee today.

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