The Misozi coffee cooperatives are spread across the lush mountains of Rwanda. MISOZI is cooperative-owned company that support 5 cooperatives in value chain. It was created with IFAD support This is the very rooftop of Africa, the watershed between the two great rivers, the Nile and the Congo, extending from the natural forests of the south to the volcanoes of the north. Each place and people has their own character and beauty, and from each cooperative comes a distinctive coffee of the highest quality.
Misozi coffee are grown on the slopes of high altitude mountains ranging from 1500 to 2200 meters above sea level with an ambient temperature varying from 17 to 23 degrees centigrade.The climate, altitude and volcanic soils allow the predominantly Bourbon-variety coffee cherries to mature slowly, giving a good sized bean that is rich in flavor and aroma. Ripe cherries are picked in the early hours of the morning. They are then immediately
delivered to the washing station where they are again hand sorted. The best quality cherries are expertly pulped, fermented, graded and washed.After washing, the beans are spread on raised, ventilated drying tables. They are protected both from rain and excessive sunlight throughout the drying process, allowing the coffee to develop its full taste characteristics slowly and naturally.
When dry, the coffee parchment is carefully bagged in well-ventilated stores before being transported to Kigali for milling and grading according to buyers’ requirements. It is shipped to its final destination from the port of Mombasa in Kenya or Dar
Since 2007, MISOZI coffee Company has been working directly with small-scale farmers around the country to source high quality green specialty coffee. Our business is built on long-term relationships with farmers that focus on improving their communities, their families, and their environment. MISOZI’s mission is to support coffee producers by providing market access. Located in NAEB (NAtional Agricultural Export Development Board), Head Quarter Gikondo Ground. It offers the processing, packaging and exports services for its members cooperatives.