Artisan Coffee Imports

Rwanda Group of coffee growers

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Description

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Rwanda's Kopakama cooperative is located in the Western Province, Rutsiro district. It's main coffee washing station, in Mushubati, overlooks beautiful Lake Kivu with majestic mountains surrounding it.

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The cooperative has about 1,500 members, 400 of which are women who form the Ejo Heza women's association. Kopakama was founded in 1998 with support from international agencies and the government of Rwanda, and has always played a leadership role in the community, giving farmers an opportunity to work together to work towards rural development.

Certifications

Organic Rainforest Alliance FairTrade

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Team

Ruth Ann Church

President of Artisan Coffee Imports
Gervais KAYITARE

Executive Director - KOPAKAMA COOPERATIVE
Therese UWIMANA

President - Ejo Heza Women's Association at KOPAKAMA

Info

  • Founded in
    2009
  • Legal status
    Corporation
  • Total number of coffee growers
    3600
    • Roaster relationships
      0

Coffee production

  • Harvest period
    March
    May
  • Altitude
    1600m - 1990m
  • Annual average production
    1920 bags
  • Arabica varieties

Awards

  • Cup of Excellence Rwanda - 8th place Winning Farm
    2018

Artisan Coffee Imports

Rwanda

Kigali