sweet orange, tart raspberry, toffee, butter, hibiscus, caramel, and a touch of stone fruit
Available as green coffee (10 pound bags) or roasted coffee (12 ounces)
$5.16/lb Green or $16 Roasted
Rutsiro and Rubavu Districts- Western Province
COOPAC Cooperative, Kabirizi washing station
Green -or- Roasted
For this Rwanda, we’re making a limited amount of roasted coffee available in 12 ounce bags – roasted on the MCR-6 in our roastery and with profile development by our own Derek Delapaz.
COOPAC is a Fair Trade certified cooperative located near Lake Kivu on the steep slopes of volcanic mountains. The organization founded by Emmanuel Rwakagara, who is the president of COOPAC as well as the owner of the Gishamwana Island coffee estate.
COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high quality coffee. Waste by-products from processing are used as fertilizer rather than discarded into the lake, and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. COOPAC has assisted in the construction of a school, health-care clinics, and roads and bridges in the community. The cooperative also has a program to distribute cows and goats to the most productive farmers and provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to teach the latest production methods.