Rwanda Kaokaka 250g Whole Bean
Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days
- 168 female cooperative members
- Red Bourbon
- 1,685–1,870 MASL
Tasting Note: Nectarine, mandarin, milk chocolate and almond
This special micro-lot was produced by 168 female farmers who grow coffee on small farms in the hills surrounding Karambi washing station, located in the Kigoma Sector of Huye District, in Rwanda’s Southern Province. The women are members of the Koakaka Cooperative, who own and manage Karambi along with two other nearby washing stations. Recently the women of Kigarama Village banded together and made the decision to process and market their coffee as their own. They named their association Rwamweru, which is one of the six zones that Koakaka operates within.
The Rwamweru group is part of the larger “Icyerekezo Women’s Coffee Association,” which is made up of the 29 women’s farmer groups Koakaka works with. To distinguish their coffee and ensure it is processed separately, the women have organised to deliver cherry to the washing station on certain days of the week. Selling their coffee as a separate lot allows the women to directly benefit from any higher prices paid specifically for their coffees.
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Wednesday.
Ready for shipping every Thursday.