Kabuye (250 Grams)

Kabuye (250 Grams)


Date, Caramel & Chocolate

Best suited for filter or espresso.

  • Country: Rwanda

  • Farm: Co-Operative

  • Altitude: 1500 - 1800 MASL

  • Varietals: Red Bourbon

  • Process: Fully Washed

You will receive:

1 x 250 Grams Tin of Kabuye

Kabuye is among the four coffee washing stations owned by the Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Maraba Cooperative, which also includes Kibingo, Sovu and Cyarumbu.

In the local language (Kinyarwanda), Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa means ‘Together we work the coffee’. This name is very fitting: this cooperative, established in 2001, was one of the first coffee cooperatives (if not the very first) to arise in the wake of the devastating 1994 genocide, and it has since become a refreshing symbol of hope and progress in the community and coffee sector. The cooperative and its washing stations were set up as model operations to showcase how to go about setting up and processing coffee to maximise quality potential. Many leaders in the specialty coffee industry in Rwanda started their career with the cooperative, including Epiphanie of Buf Cafe.

All of the cooperative members of the cooperative are very small-scale producers who typically own less than a quarter of a hectare of land, on which they cultivate an average of only 100–300 coffee trees each along with other subsistence food crops such as maize and beans.

By selling their coffee to Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Maraba, these small-scale farmers are able to combine their harvests into large enough quantities for export and process cherries centrally. Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Maraba was the first cooperative to build a washing station in Rwanda, and as such it has been set up as a model operation, with every stage of production considered and established in the best possible way.

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