5LB GOLD of Abakundakawa

5LB GOLD of Abakundakawa

$120.00Price

"People Who Love Coffee" we heard is the meaning of Abakundakawa.  So, Get ready to love this coffee!  This coffee is super fruity and has a velvety mouth feel.  It's silky smooth!  It's also a Fair Trade Certified Organic Coffee! 

 

We received this Rwandan Coffee From The Abakundakawa Farmer Group in The Northern Province via Gihanga Coffee.  Thank you to everyone that contributed to making this coffee arrive here and available to us all!

 

A dear friend to Cute Coffee named Daniel  introduced us to Kevin Nkunzimana Jean de Dieu of Gihanga Coffee in Rwanda.  It is so beautiful how coffee brought them together years ago and  now to you.  We spoke on the phone for hours after spending over an hour just trying to get good reception for us all.  We learned that Kevin has been in coffee for 15 years from all aspects of this lovely fruit.  He has done agronomy {this is the science and technology of producing and using plants in agriculture for food, fuel, fiber, and land restoration}, processing, marketing, agriculture/farming, and has managed cooperatives for 8 of those years. 

 

In December of 2018 Kevin decided to launch Gihanga Coffee with love to Building Equitable and Sustainable Value Chains.  Kevin said, "Gihanga is based on farmers needs.  How can we promote the farmers?  How can the profits get back to the farmers?"  As you drink this coffee you can say Amen to Gihanga!  They have achieved the dream!  They have helped these farms move into organic practices with one way being through providing manures to fertilize the coffees.  They have helped the farmers pay health insurance.  Gihanga gives 50% of the profits back to the farmers.  To top it all off Kevin is excited to say, "We are bringing Rwanda BACK TOGETHER!"  Soooooooo many people in Rwanda have suffered due to genocide.  It just so happens a lot of the farmers are women because of genocide.  Their husbands were killed or in prison.  Kevin said some women were once upon a time not speaking to each other because of what their husbands did to one another.  Kevin was persistent and said the women have to work together so they can settle their differences and help each other succeed.  Twice a week women from different provinces are working together at the washing stations and finally getting a chance to talk to each about what happened and how what happened between their husbands has nothing to do with them.  This has led to some tremendous healing and beautiful friendships to grow.  Rwanda is indeed coming back together!

 

We asked, "Why the name Gihanga?"

Gihanga ("Creator", "Founder") is a Rwandan cultural hero described in oral histories as an ancient  king popularly credited with establishing the ancient Kingdom of Rwanda.  Oral legends relate that Gihanga introduced foundational elements of the African Great Lakes civilization, including fire, cattle, metalworking, hunting, woodworking and pottery.  He is described as possessing talents in leadership, technology and religion.  It is said he ruled Rwanda from his palace in the forest of Buhanga.  So we have dedicated our coffee to Gihanga. 

 

~Words shared with us from Gihanga Coffee

 

Here you have 16oz / 1lb Bag of freshly roasted Abakundakawa in a compostable bag with compostable sugar cane labels.

 

VARIETY : Arabica Bourbon 
ELEVATION : 1700-2200m 
SOIL TYPE : Volcanic 

PROCESS: Natural
QUALITY AND THE CUP : Clean, Velvety, Smooth, Bright, Vibrant

REGION : Northern Province

PRODUCERS : Abakundakawa

HARVEST TIME : February to August

 

TASTING NOTES of Chocolate, Strawberry, Blueberry, Berrytastic!

  • PRODUCT INFO

    This is 5lb Bag of coffee roasted with LOVE by BiankA AlloyN & SabreeN NaimaH

  • RETURNS & REFUNDS

    No returns on coffee. You can return non-perishable unused items within 14 days of purchase.

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