Women’s Crown - Rugori Experimental - Gasharu CWS - Nyamasheke - Western Province
- Origin: Rwanda
- Variety: Bourbon
- Process type: Other
- Available quantity: 60 bags est.
- Minimum order quantity (MOQ): 50 bags
- Available for shipping from Mar, 2021 to Sep, 2021.
The coffee story
Location: Macuba Sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province
Foundation year: 2014
Manager: Valentin Kimenyi
Number of farmers: 1650
Production: Up to 8 containers
Processing methods: Natural, Washed, Honey and Anaerobic experiments
Altitude of the farms: 1600 - 2100 masl
Altitude of the CWS: 1670 masl
Average yearly rainfall: 1300-1400 mm
Soil: Acidic Soil
Projects: Support farmers in organizing as cooperatives and train them in governance and finances so that they can have savings for the future
Cup profile: Sour cherry, berries, yoghurt, sweet apple, green tea, orange, herbal. High sweetness, multilayered acidity and elegant body
“Making women’s coffee work count” – This is what inspired Rugori (Women’s Crown) Gasharu Coffee, a fully washed experimental lot that is solely produced and processed by women. The majority of work in coffee farming and processing is done by women but only a small percentage of the proceedings from coffee goes to women despite their contributions to and responsibilities in their households.
This coffee learns from the Rwandan culture and acknowledges women’s work in the coffee value chain. Urugori “women’s crown” is a crown that women in Rwanda are given after giving their first birth as a symbol of motherhood. It is a symbol of respect and recognition of their contribution to society. Considering that more than 70% of Gasharu Coffee employees are women, this coffee is meant to continue recognising women’s contribution to the coffee community and creating a transparent framework that benefits them with additional proceedings resulting from their work.
This is not only fair to them. It is also a great contribution to their households and the environment as a whole. It has already been evidenced that by adding more money into the hands of women, communities eradicate malnutrition and illiteracy. It also catalyzes girls’ education. All of these are critical for women empowerment.
“The year 1983 was a turning point for my father Celestin. He got married to Marie Gorette, a 22 years-old teacher. With Marie Gorette and his mother in the house, Celestin's coffee business became a true family business. Together, they established more partnerships with coffee farmers and new farms. Because of my mother's teaching background, the business also started to support schooling for children from coffee farming families working with the family.”
1600m - 2100m
February, 2021 - July, 2021
Coffee Quality Evaluation
|Key flavor notes||
Grower (Pending)Apple, Green tea, Red berries, Orange, Cherry, Herbal, Complex, Elegant
The story of Gasharu Coffee goes back to 1976 when 17 years-old Celestin Rumenerangabo, my father, planted his first coffee trees in Nyamasheke. A farmer and buyer of cherries, he grew the business to what it is today. We now have 2 washing stations, Gasharu and Muhororo, and can export beans from nearly 1650 farmers directly. Over the last 43 years, we’ve maintained an unwavering dedication to making the highest-quality coffee we can. Coffee has been critical to rebuilding our community after the 1994 Tutsi Genocide and it remains an important part of our culture and ways. With local businesses being taken over by large multinational companies, we are aware that we have to make Gasharu Coffee more resilient. We have improved our sourcing and processing methods, encouraging curiosity about innovative ideas to take coffee to the next level, producing naturals, honeys and experiments. Our coffee grows at an altitude of 1580-2100 masl and has proven to yield a fine and flavoursome cup.
Relationships with Roasters in
Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Taiwan
Average orders per roaster
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.