Rwanda Coshaco - Washing Station
Here we are again and it’s time to introduce you to our March special:
Scoring 95 points, this region produced the 2nd best coffee in 2013 and we can’t wait to introduce the 2015 crop.
The Nyamasheke District, in the extreme west part of Rwanda, is home to 17 different washing stations. Sitting at 1508 meters above sea level, the Coshaco Washing Station is a cooperative of 300 farmers founded in 2009. After facing financial troubles while it was privately operated, David Sanzira, a member of the cooperative, took over Coshaco in 2014. Since taking over he processed 120 tons of cherries in 2014 and grew significantly to 250 tons in the past year.
The Coshaco Washing Station works directly with Rwanda Trading Company (RTC). RTC is the biggest coffee trader in the area. They own and manage 7 washing stations in Rwanda and work directly with over 50 independent wet mills throughout the country to help improve production, quality and to market their coffees around the globe.
Rwanda Trading Company was established in 2009 as a vehicle for positive social impact. They are committed to securing economic freedom and security for smallholder farmers by building resilient, transparent supply chains.
RTC offers financial literacy, agribusiness management and agronomy training programs to increase yield and keep them operational, profitable and healthy. Overseeing milling, processing and quality control as well as providing access to the futures market in order to secure the best price for farmers.
RTC is a highly collaborative effort that generates long-term economic stability from the ground up.
Total Score: 90+
Aroma: Cranberry, winey
Cupping Description: balanced, complex, creamy, cranberry, tea-like, berry, raisin, citrus, chocolate
WE ONLY HAVE ONE BAG!!
But we are going to keep up with the best coffees around the world in order to bring something new with substantial quality and information every month.
Prices are $ 10.50 for ½ pound and $20.00 for 1 pound.