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Dukunde Kawa Musasa Cooperative

Rwanda - Mbilima - A3 - Lavé - Bio

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About this coffee

This coffee is produced by the Dukunde Kawa cooperative in the hills of north-west Rwanda. Mbilima is one of four washing stations belonging to the cooperative.

To produce washed coffee, the cherries are picked by hand, only when they are fully ripe. Producers deliver their harvest to the cooperative within 8 hours. On arrival, they are sorted by flotation to retain only the densest, ripest and best quality coffee beans. 

The preserved cherries are then pulped and sorted again, to guarantee the best possible quality of coffee.

The coffee then goes through a machine to remove the mucilage in order to reduce the fermentation time. Dry fermentation generally lasts 12 hours. The parchment is then washed with high-pressure water before being sorted again.

The beans are then placed on raised drying beds for around 14 days in hot weather or 21 days in wet weather. The coffee is sorted again to detect any defects or damaged beans, and is turned over regularly by seasonal workers whose job it is to protect the coffee from the rain or midday sun using tarpaulins.

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  • Origin

    Rwanda
  • Region

    Province du Nord
  • Terroir

    Musasa
  • Cooperative

    Dukunde Kawa Musasa Cooperative
  • Producer

    Dukunde Kawa
  • Species

    Arabica
  • Variety

    Blend

  • Process

    Washed

  • Drying

    Drying beds

  • Altitude

    2000 - 2200
  • Harvest period

    March - May
  • Type of harvest

    Manual

Cooperative Dukunde Kawa Musasa Cooperative

Founded in 2003, the Dukunde Kawa cooperative today brings together almost 2,000 farmers, 80% of whom are women. The cooperative has been Fairtrade certified since 2005. Thanks to Fairtrade premium prices, the cooperative has been able to finance the purchase of cows for members of its community, thus helping to diversify its income, provide health insurance and training in agronomy, with the aim of becoming ever more sustainable and improving coffee quality.

The cooperative's projects include improving the washing stations and setting up a milk collection center to produce dairy products for sale on the local market.

  • Total number of hectares

    392
  • Altitude

    2000
  • Environment

    Hilly

Meet Dukunde Kawa

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A few words about Dukunde Kawa

Founded in 2003, the Dukunde Kawa cooperative today brings together almost 2,000 farmers, 80% of whom are women. The cooperative has been Fairtrade certified since 2005. Thanks to Fairtrade premium prices, the cooperative has been able to finance the purchase of cows for members of its community, thus helping to diversify its income, provide health insurance and training in agronomy, with the aim of becoming ever more sustainable and improving coffee quality.

The cooperative's projects include improving the washing stations and setting up a milk collection center to produce dairy products for sale on the local market. 

Project Greengo - Rwanda

Supporting the development of a cooperative through the purchase of coffee

$0,20

The amount set aside by the cooperative for each kilo of coffee purchased to provide cows for the cooperative's women producers.

14

The number of cows purchased by the cooperative in 2022 and 2023.

20

The number of graduates from Musasa Coffee School in 2023. 14 of whom are now working in the coffee industry.

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