Kopakai Dutegure were formed as a primary coffee cooperative in 2007. The cooperative started as a small group of 57 members expanding year on year as their international market opened. They are now represented by Misozi secondary cooperative who quality check the lots and mill the final parchment to export onto roasters.
Farmers currently take their daily coffee cherry loads to their washing station. Lots are separated by cherry quality with the prices being paid per kg. Traditional wet fermentation tanks are used over a 24-hour period with the coffee then being dried in the open on African beds.
One of the reasons this system is favoured by farmers and buyers is due to the supply chain transparency of charges, sales costs and collaboratively working with roasters and their own Misozi QC team to sustain coffee quality and prices.
Farmers mentioned their premiums went on their family’s health insurance and children’s school fees. As the Rwandan sector has relatively low coffee productivity, the focus is on producing the highest quality lots for their roasters.
250g ground* - please request on each order whether you require for cafetière, V60, Espresso or AeroPress.