Rwanda, Hingakawa Co-opPicacho Coffee Roasters
Single Origin Coffee
Notes: Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Berry
Roast: Light (City+)
Varietal: 100% Bourbon
Elevation: 1700 - 1900m
Process: Wet \ Washed & Sun-Dried
Farmer: Hingakawa Women's Co-op
"Let's make coffee!" – this is the literal translation of the Fair-Trade certified Rwanda Hingakawa Women's Cooperative. We’re very happy to offer this origin from a first of its kind co-op run entirely by women of historically opposed tribes who have set aside their differences to build a prosperous coffee producing community.
The Hingakawa Co-op is one of two women's associations that make up the larger Abakundakawa-Rushashi (or “Those Who Love Coffee”) Cooperative formed in 2004 in the northern mountains of Rwanda in the district of Gakenke. Women of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes decided to work together as coffee producers and established the co-op following the nation's destructive genocide, which left many within the community either widowed or without families. Their decision to reclaim their country and elevate each other out of poverty is not only an inspiration it's also proved to be exceptionally successful. More than 10 years after the co-op's formation they continue to produce high quality specialty coffee that consistently achieves high cupping scores.
In the cup it has a floral, honeysuckle nose. On the palate vanilla notes give way to a bright (berry) finish.