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, Kigeyo Washing Station
Region: Nkora Village, Rutsiro District, Lake Kivu
Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
Kigeyo is a washing station in the Rutsiro district around Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda. It receives coffee from surrounding small-holder producers who live around Nkora Village and farm at high altitudes ranging from 1800 - 2000 masl. The station is owned and managed by COOPAC, a Fair Trade–certified cooperative located near Lake Kivu on the steep slopes of the volcanic mountains on which Nkora Village is situated.
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 animals to farmers and provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to teach the latest production methods.
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