This special micro-lot was produced by a group of women who are members of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative. They own small farms near the Mbilima washing station, which is located in the rugged Northwest in the town of Musasa, at around 2,020 metres above sea level, making it one of Rwanda’s highest washing stations. Close to the famous Virunga (Volcanoes) National Park, this part of the world has mineral-rich soil and a lush environment that is well-suited to specialty coffee.
Dukunde Kawa owns three washing stations. In addition to Mbilima, they own another small washing station called Nkara, and a larger washing station called Ruli. The cooperative has nearly 1,200 active contributing members, of whom 21% are female farmers. Mbilima was built in 2005, using the profits earned from their first washing station, Ruli.
“Pleasant, medium intensity, mild flavour”