Rwanda Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara | FILTER
Rwanda Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara | FILTER
Williams & Johnson Coffee Co.

Rwanda Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara | FILTER

Regular price £10.50 £0.00 Unit price per
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Tasting notes:

Dark cherry, apple pie, vanilla


Rwanda. Ruli Sector, Northern Province


Fully washed, sun dried on raised beds


1,800-2000 metres above sea level


226 producers grew the coffee for this lot


Musasa Dukunde Kawa Cooperative



Most of the small scale producers with whom Musasa Dukunde Kawa works own less than a quarter of a hectare of land, where they cultivate an average of only 250-300 coffee trees each as well as other subsistence food crops such as maize and beans. The cooperative gives these small farmers the chance to combine their harvests and process cherries centrally. Before the proliferation of washing stations such as Nkara, the norm in Rwanda was for small farmers to sell semi-processed cherries on to a middleman, and the market was dominated by a single exporter. This commodity- focused system-coupled with declining world prices in the 1990s-brought severe hardship to farmers, some of whom abandoned coffee entirely. Today, it is a different picture. Farmers who work with Musasa Dukunde Kawa have seen their income at least double, and the co-op produces some outstanding lots for the specialty market year after year. ‘Musasa’ means ‘a place to make a bed’ and ‘Dukunde Kawa’ means ‘let’s love coffee’ in Kinyarwanda -a reference to the power of coffee to improve the lives of those in rural communities.

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