26 Jun '12, 10pm

july's @craftcoffee box includes @klatchroasting hinga kawa abakundekawa - delicious, and we were totes just there!

july's @craftcoffee box includes @klatchroasting hinga kawa abakundekawa - delicious, and we were totes just there!

Deep in a valley down a hillside from the village of Musasa sits the Rusashi washing station, focal point for the Abakundakawa Cooperative. The Co-op began in 2005, and it currently serves 1961 member farmers; Aba’s president is a gentleman named Jean Marie Kianey Bicamumakuba, and he presides over a 5 person board, a 3 person control council, a special monitor, an accountant, store keeper, production manager, and security staff. Coop elections are held once every three years, in accordance with Rwandan law. Abakundekawa is Fair Trade Certified, and the farmers that contribute to it grow Bourbon, Jackson, and Mbezi coffee varieties. It is a functionally organic mill, though not yet officially certified as such; some recent Fair Trade premiums have gone toward the acquisition of livestock for individual co-op members, which along with re-used hulls and parchment, helps cont...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/rwanda-profiles-abakundakawa-cooperati...

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