January 24, 2017

ABK (ABAKUNDAKAWA)

FULL WASHED ARABICA COFFEE FROM RWANDA

REGION:

Northern Provinces,

Gakenke District

FOUNDED:

1999

PRODUCERS:

1962( 740 Female)

HARVEST TIME:

February to June

POST – HARVEST PROCESS:

Fully washed at one of two central washing stations( owned by the cooperative) third washing station in progress for 2017,Double fermentation (36 hours) 4 covered tables for hand sorting , dried on raised tables, stored in ventilated warehouse (192MT Capacity Of green Coffee), coffee pulp distributed to farmers for compost, Dry milled at CBC, Kigali

CERTIFICATION:

Fair Trade and Organic

VARIETIES

Bourbon

ELEVATIONS:

1600 -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. layered, pineapple, lemon verbena, grapefruit, berry, sweet.

 
OVERVIEW:

Abakundakawa, meaning ‘those who love coffee’, is a firmly established cooperatives founded in 1999 since then, they have made significant and lasting changes in the local community, including giving a members access to health insurance and providing them with cows every year since 2007, when a cow has a calf it is given to a different member, and in this way , the number steadily increases. this improves family nutrition and gives the potential for a small additional income by selling any extra milk

In 2007, the cooperative will build a third washing station for those members who currently have travel the furthest the farmers have opted to use some of fair trade premium to build a community center, used for meetings and social events, such as weddings. they have also contributed to supplying water to the local secondary school and health center and to improving the road.