69,33 $

Origin: Rwanda

Region: Kigali, Nyamasheke District

Producer: smallholders

Varietal: Catimor, Typica

Elevation: 2100 MASL

Process: Natural

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Rhubarb, Shortcake

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Our first coffee from Umuko coffee is Rwanda Gasharu Natural. A wonderfully sweet cup that reminds us of Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Shortcake. Umuko has a special connection with the Gasharu farm and processing facility.

Gahsaru employs 240-300 women annually and works with 1650 smallholder coffee producers.

Umuko Coffee is a new company, but the Rusatira family has more than 40 years of coffee growing and processing experience within Rwanda. Their experiences lead them to find Umuko to better support coffee producers by providing them with a voice, transparency, and a larger share of the profits their coffees generate. Maintaining ownership within Rwanda is also a critical function of this group.

“Our desire to empower coffee farming communities by disrupting a system that takes so much more than it gives while bringing exceptional coffee to the American market is the force that drives this enterprise.”

They believe thriving communities will produce the best coffees. We could not agree more!

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