Rwanda Coopac Organic Fair Trade
This organic and fair trade coffee comes to us from the Coopac Cooperative located in the highlands above Lake Kivu, Rwanda. It's rich, sweet and juicy with notes of honey, rhubarb and lime soda
Arrival Date: May 18th, 2018
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, slightly crisp, very sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced and clean with a quick finish
Body & Texture: Full body and bold, rich texture
Flavors: Honey, rhubarb and lime soda
Grade: Very high grown, hard and dense
Certifications: Organic and Fair Trade
Processing: Fully Washed
Roasting: We like this coffee around City+ to Full City (Light-medium to medium) in order to maintain the slight crispness and sweet flavors. It roasts very evenly and you can take it darker if you wish for a bit more body and to tone down the brightness, but avoid roasts darker than Full City + (Medium-Dark).
Recommendation: Perfect for an after-lunch coffee, iced or hot.
Our Review: Coffee is the main source of income for Rwandan farmers today and Rwandan coffee continues to grow in quality and popularity with each growing season. Each time we receive a new crop of coffee from "the land of a thousand hills" we are more and more impressed with the cup. This is our first organic and fair trade coffee from Rwanda and it comes to us from the Coopac Cooperative. Coopac began in 2001 and is located on the slopes of western Rwanda overlooking Lake Kivu. The coop was started with 110 farmers and has grown to 2,200 members. They focus on responsible and sustainable farming and processing practices such as using the waste water from washing their coffee as fertilizer for the next crop. We're pleased to offer the fruit of their efforts and even more pleased that their coffee is amazing!
As mentioned before, it seems like each coffee we have from Rwanda is better than the last. This is our first organic Rwandan and it's no exception. It's got great body like a Kenya AA, bold rich texture like a D.R. Congo (which it neighbors) and the sweet juiciness of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Very balanced, slightly crisp and delicious flavors of honey, rhubarb and lime soda. Give this coffee a try and see why we think Rwandan coffee is some of the most underrated coffee in Africa!