February 26, 2018

TWONGEREKAWA COKO

FULL WASHED ARABICA COFFEE FROM RWANDA

REGION:

Northern Provinces,

Gakenke District

FOUNDED:

2009

PRODUCERS:

134( 96 Female)

HARVEST TIME:

February to June; and February to August

POST – HARVEST PROCESS:

Fully washed at one of two central washing stations( owned by the cooperative)Double fermentation (24 hours) 2 covered tables for hand sorting , dried on raised tables, stored in ventilated warehouse (150 MT Capacity), coffee pulp distributed to farmers for compost, Dry milled at CBC, Kigali

CERTIFICATION:

Fair Trade

VARIETIES

Bourbon

ELEVATION:

1800 -2200 m    

SOIL TYPE:

Sandy Clay          

SHIPMENT TIME:

May to December, Exported by Misozi Company

QUALITY AND THE CUP

Fully Washed Arabica Grades A1, and A2 including coffee Grown by Women. lemon, apple, rose,  melon.

 
OVERVIEW:

Twongere kawa coko may  be very small, but it should not be underestimated. The cooperative’s President, Therese, is very proud to say that it has a majority of female members. There have been impressive improvements in infrastructure over the past year, including new office and parchment store. The high altitude here and care taken over post-harvest processing has led to consistently high cupping scores

The old coffee store is now being used for women’s handicraft and sewing classes to help women earn an extract income outside the coffee season