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Single Origin Estate Coffees
Producer: Koakaka Co-op
Region: Lake Kivu, Rutsiro District
Altitude: 1800 meters
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.
Variety: Local Bourbon subvarieties
Organic certified USDA, QAI TransFair USA
Koakaka coffee is grown on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes in the district of Karaba, Rwanda, about two and a half hours from Kigali. The cooperative was founded in 1999 with 875 coffee farmers, and has since grown to 1,316 cooperative members with 297 women and 1,019 men. Koakaka has been a member of the African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) and the International Women Coffee Alliance (IWCA) since 2016.
CUPPING NOTES: Apple aromas, pomelo and vine flavors, caramel and cream aftertastes, a juicy acidity, a thick body and a bold sweetness.