The name "Rwanda" might bring a sudder of saddness because of the genocide in 1994, depicted in the movie Hotel Rwanda. The nation is making strides, with ecotourism -- foremost to sight mountain gorillas -- and coffee helping stabilize its economy.
t's been a long journey since much of Rwandan coffee is not specialty grade and, thus, not provided sustainable economy to the region. The Coopac Cooperative and Sacof have worked hard with our importer, Cafe Imports, to improve crop, selection, preparation and, ultimately, the quality of the coffee in your cup. We think this is a keen example of a conscious coffee as the following testimonial, posted by Cafe Imports, will attest.
""My name is Dusabemariya Helene, a widow with five children.
"I started coffee production with my late husband who inherited the plantation from his late uncle. It was difficult for us to find buyers for our coffee and the coffee that we produced was not of good quality. It was not easy to plan our future especially after his death. Fortunately SACOF started business and began giving me enough organic fertilizer to enrich the soil in order to produce more coffee and get enough income. My children now go to school through the support of SACOF.
Through the goats that I received from SACOF as a gift, the production of coffee has much improved and as result my life changed."
Cupping notes: Sweet, juicy, wine-like, raisin.
We think you'll enjoy it as we have each time in the past.