Kabirizi | Rwanda | Espresso
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Mill: COOPAC Cooperative, Kabirizi Washing Station
Region: Kabere, Northern Province
Varietal: Bourbon, Mayaguez 139
Altitude: 1500 - 1800 masl
Kabirizi Washing Station is owned and managed by COOPAC, a Fair Trade–certified cooperative located near Lake Kivu on the steep slopes of volcanic mountains. This lot comprises coffee that is grown and delivered by producers who live in Kabere village.
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.