Rwanda FW15+ Twongerekawa Women's Coffee FTO (2023)

Toffee apple, red fruits, citrus, milk chocolate
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001876-1
  • 16 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Twongerekawa Coko is a co-operative based in Coko sector, Gakenke district, in Rwanda’s northern province. The co-op works with over 1,200 local smallholder farmers, each with an average plot of 1.3ha in size. This lot is Fair-trade and Organic certified with the producers making use of organic fertiliser such as manure, and mulching with coffee pulp.

This lot is 100% sourced from women farmers.

Origin Rwanda
Subregion Northern Province, Gakenke District, Coko Sector
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Cooperative
Wet Mill Coko
Co-Op Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1600m - 2200m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon
Coffee Grade RWA CA FW SC 15+
Screen Size 15 Up
Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

The head office and farms of Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative are located around Buzanganjwiri Mountain where King Mibambwe III Sentabyo lived between (1741-1746) and Mother of Kigeri IV Rwabugiri called Nyirakideri IV Murorunkwere in (1853-1895).

Gakenke district lies in North West Rwanda near the Volcanoes National Park, home to 1 of only 3 populations of endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Like much of Rwanda - “the land of a thousand hills” - the terrain is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine, and tropical rainfall provide exceptional conditions for the cultivation of arabica, and the Bourbon variety particularly excels in the high elevations of Rwanda’s mountains.

The Process

Ripe cherries are carefully selected, first by hand and then by floatation in clean water tanks. The cherries are then de-pulped and dry-fermented for 12-18 hours. After fermentation the coffee is washed with clean high- pressure water in grading channels which also serve to further sort the coffee by density (the denser beans being of the highest quality selected for this microlot).

The coffee still in its husk (parchment) is then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 14-21 days depending on climatic conditions. The coffee is covered during the hottest part of the day, during rain and at night to protest against damage. Throughout the drying process, the co-op’s processing team carefully turn and handpick the coffee to ensure a consistent drying process and remove any remaining defects.

  • Subregion Northern Province, Gakenke District, Coko Sector
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Wet Mill Coko
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Min Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2200m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Co-Op Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £6.95
  • Status Spot
  • Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified
  • Coffee Grade RWA CA FW SC 15+
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001876-1
  • Origin Rwanda
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk