Rwanda “Cafe Femenino”
>Almond and clove in the nose. Slippery mouth feel. A medium acidity that cuts through accents of green vegetables, cornbread, and pineapple. Modest, winey finish.
Cooperative: Abakunda Kawa Rushashi Coffee Cooperative
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1700 to 1900 Meters
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
Rwanda “Cafe Femenino” scored a 93 on Coffee Review!
Formed in 2004, the cooperative inside the Abakunda Kawa coffee cooperative is representation of two women’s associations at both of the cooperative’s washing stations: Hinga Kawa and Dakundakawa. The Hinga Kawa women’s association became the first to begin the Café Femenino program on the continent. The women of Hinga Kawa have seen one of the darkest periods of Rwandan history. Since this group includes both Hutu and Tutsi’s, the women made a decision to make poverty their mutual enemy rather than each other, and with this sentiment they have been able to move forward and heal their community through their leadership. In turn, the shift in attention has warranted a truly spectacular bean. Flamenco Organic recently received a 93 point score on CoffeeReview.com for this outstanding coffee!