New Coffee – Fair Trade Rwanda COOPAC
Yes, I have a third coffee to add today! Unbelievable I know… Anyway, this coffee is Fair Trade offering, from Rwanda COOPAC. This Fair Trade coffee has a juicy mouthfeel with a bright acidity. Grapefruit and lime flavors are present with a very citrusy aroma. Below is additional information provided by my broker:
Within Eastern Africa lies “the country of a thousand hills,” Rwanda, which received this name because most of the land is mountainous. Situated between 4,265 and 7,874 feet above sea level, there is limited area suitable for general agriculture. Coffee production began in 1904 and has developed as the main source of income for farmers. Today, approximately 400,000 coffee producers operate small farms with 300 to 500 trees per family. The COOPAC cooperative began in 2001 and is located on the mountain slopes in western Rwanda, above Lake Kivu. The cooperative started out with 110 members and has grown to 2,200 members from six areas within the country. The cooperative has three environmentally friendly washing stations that filter off waste by-products from coffee processing for use as fertilizer instead of emptying this waste into three nearby rivers and lakes. COOPAC also distributes shade trees to farmers in the districts of Nyamyumba and Kayove. These trees help prevent soil erosion and enhance organic coffee production as well as the forest ecosystem in these regions.
You can purchase some of this light roasted Fair Trade Rwanda coffee from the online web store by following the link: Fair Trade Rwanda COOPAC