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Est. 1993

Rwanda - Fair Trade


Rwanda - Fair Trade


Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa Ruli - medium roast, notes of lime, orange, cranberry and raspberry.

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Grower: Smallholder farmers organized around the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative's Musasa Washing Station

Variety: Local Bourbon subvarieties

Region: Musasa town, Gakenke District, Northern Province, Rwanda

Harvest: March - June

Altitude: 1500 – 2000 meters

Soil: Volcanic loam

Process: Cherries floated prior to pulping and fermenting, then fully washed, soaked overnight in clean water, and dried in the sun on raised beds with plastic tarps to protect from seasonal rains.

Certifications: Fair Trade

Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa Ruli GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Musasa mill located near a gorilla habitat in the Gakenke district of Rwanda.  Farmer plots are so small that measurements are based on the numbers of trees, not area of land.  Farmers who process their coffee at the Musasa mill are members of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, which started in 2000 with enough funds to build one wet mill.  In the following years, the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative has built three more wet mills and completed construction of their own dry mill.  More than 80 percent of the cooperative workforce is women, and producer-members have used earnings to improve their standards of living with investments in livestock, access to healthcare, and programs to protect the environment, which won the SCAA 2012 Sustainability Award.  The quality of the coffee is also internationally recognized, consistently placing as one of the best in the Cup of the Excellence annual auction.