Rwanda Rambagira

COFFEE DETAILS:


farm

Rambagira Women’s Group

region

Musasa Washing Station, Gakenke District

process

Fully Washed

varietal

Bourbon

elevation

5,200 ft. - 6,000 ft.

tasting notes

Fig, Clove, Black Cherry

Coffee Story:

This coffee is 100% grown by the Women’s Rambagira group. The translation of “Rambagira” means “spreading the coffee profession to everyone”. Meaning that not only men can cultivate coffee and own farms, but women can too. This group of 70 women formed in 2012 as a sub cooperative and with full support of the Dukundekawa Coop located in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The cooperative has made large strides with investments in washing station and dry mill technology. These improvements have aided in achieving lot separation, increase in quality and efficiency, and less waste produced overall.

This is the second year the Rambagira Women have differentiated their coffee from the other coop members, and the second year we have had their delicious coffee on our menu. This momentum of growth and success has fueled the Rambagira Women with the ability to provide gender equity programs. These needed and helpful community projects have come to fruition with the premiums received from coffee sales. A “Days for Girls” project helping girls through maturing and a newly built community building are a couple of the successes this coop of women have created. In the off season, the Rambagira Women have also been weaving traditional Agaseke baskets for a means of generating income for the family in the leaner months.


Coffee Bucks:
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%
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