Womens Coop Duhingekawa Rushashi


Abakundakawa is a 1700 member cooperative that mills its coffee at the Rushashi washing station. The average altitude here is 1600 to 1800 meters for coffee production, the varietal is traditional Bourbon seedstock, and the typical wet process method is used, with sun-drying on raised beds or patio. This is fair trade certified, part of the USAID project in Rwanda to improve the quality of life ...

Rwanda Butare-Bufcafe Washing Station Improvements


These images show improvements to the washing station (i.e. the wet-processing coffee mill) that our Rwanda Butare Bourbon comes from. Donations and additional funds from better price for the green coffee paid for these improvements, which will them improve the coffee quality, and hence increase the price ... at least in an ideal world. Hey, we live in that world, and are paying above-fair-trade prices for such lots. These were forwarded to me from Tim at Volcafe as part of a report on this project, and we have already arranged for a microlot from this mill for next year.

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