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Origin Information

Grower
2,200 smallholder farmers
Variety
Bourbon Mayaguez
Region
Communities from the Rubavu and the Rutsiro districts, located in the Western Province of Rwanda
Harvest
March – August
Altitude
1500- 1900 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic, Rainforest

Background Details

RWANDA FTO COOPAC GRAINPRO is produced by members of COOPAC Ltd., which is an association of approximately 2,200 small coffee producers from communities in the Rubavu and the Rutsiro districts, located in the Western Province of Rwanda. COOPAC was founded in 2001 to renew quality coffee production in the region and create a sustainable form of income for its members. COOPAC has invested in the construction of 50 washing stations in the region and formed an agroforestry program where farmers receive shade trees to plant on their farms and cows as another source of income. COOPAC also has a comprehensive technical assistance program to help members incorporate organic practices on their farms. COOPAC's consistent cup quality has been recognized in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence since 2008.